On two of my installs I have noticed without telepathy-gabble 0.18.1-1 installed both adding accounts with gnome-online-accounts 3.10.0-1 and empathy do not show any account type lists. In my case I was trying to determine why I could not add an owncloud account and came across the workaround.
My best guess is that telepathy-gabble is getting called and when it isn't available blows up in the process? It fails silently in both places without telepathy-gabble being installed, even when that only looks to be Jabber/XMPP related.
This should be reproducible by making sure telepathy-gabble is uninstalled and attempting to add an account under gnome online services. Is this expected behavior?
EDIT: Added to bug tracker at https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/37152
Last edited by graywind (2013-09-30 21:09:10)
Known issue, I think.
I have to do a
sudo pacman -S telepathy
and all is working.