Pidgin won't start (completely)

Christian Baer christian.baer at uni-dortmund.de
Fri Sep 21 12:57:45 EDT 2007


On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 10:31 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:

Hi peeps!
Hi Luke!

I just got back from shopping and I am surprised (in a very positive way)
how quickly you are dealing with this. Too bad this kind of attitude isn't
all that common with commercial software.
 
> > This was a new insallation of Pidgin, so there is no prefs.xml (yet). It
> > seems as if purple didn't get that far.
> > There is this path (which I didn't create):
> > ~/.purple/certificates/x509/tls_peers/
> > There are no files in any of these folders.
> > 
> 
> Please attach gdb to the process (use ps to get the pid, then run "gdb
> pidgin <pid>") and get a backtrace. 

Coming right up (shortend version):

christian at sunny$ gdb pidgin 91150
GNU gdb 6.1.1 [FreeBSD]
[...]
This GDB was configured as "sparc64-marcel-freebsd"...(no debugging symbols found)...
Attaching to program: /usr/local/bin/pidgin, process 91150
Reading symbols from /usr/local/lib/libgstreamer-0.10.so.0...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/local/lib/libgstreamer-0.10.so.0
Reading symbols from /usr/local/lib/libXss.so.1...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/local/lib/libXss.so.1
[...]
Reading symbols from /usr/local/lib/libavahi-glib.so.1...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/local/lib/libavahi-glib.so.1
Reading symbols from /libexec/ld-elf.so.1...done.
Loaded symbols for /libexec/ld-elf.so.1
0x0000000043f7f468 in poll () from /lib/libc.so.6 
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000043f7f468 in poll () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x0000000043dcdf78 in _set_curthread () from /lib/libc_r.so.6
#2  0x0000000043dcef50 in _thread_kern_scheduler () from /lib/libc_r.so.6
#3  0x0000000043dcea20 in _thread_kern_set_timeout () from /lib/libc_r.so.6

The "whole story" can be viewed hier (~12KB):
http://dresden.icerats.de/specials/pidgin-debug-gdb.txt

However, apart from the list of libs, there isn't much more to see.
Are we getting somewhere?

Regards,
Chris


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