So like lots of people, I've been having problems with Pidgin and Yahoo, after the upgrade. I followed several "work arounds". However every couple days it stopped working again.
If you followed the blog at all, you know I run Debian Testing right now. Currently, testing doesn't have the latest version of Pidgin that fixes the issue.
Instead of waiting, or changing my source lists, I went to the Debian Package pages and found the files I needed to get it to work.
If someone else wants to use DPKG to install just the files they need, here are the ones I needed:
Libpurple0 and pidgin-data were needed for pidgin. Libzephyr4 was needed for libpurple to install.