CheckGmail fails with "Error: Incorrect username or password"

by jenny on 25 June 2009 - 06:39pm in

New fix

Update: this started happening again on 08 Sept 2011 for different reasons.

First update checkgmail to the latest version (not the one included with Ubuntu):

sudo checkgmail -update

Then download this helpful patch file (3 line change) and apply it:

sudo patch /usr/bin/checkgmail /PATH/TO/checkgmail.patch


Older fix

For all the gory details, visit Updating CheckGmail to Fix Login Errors.

For the lazy, just do this:

svn co /tmp/checkgmail
sudo cp /tmp/checkgmail/checkgmail /usr/bin
rm -rf /tmp/checkgmail

Voila, fixed.