Pidgin 2.5.3 Crashes on Start (WinXP)

Nikolai Neff nineff at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 14:10:09 EST 2008


Hi there!

I use the Debugging Version of Pidgin 2.5.3 on WinXP.
Everytime I start Pidgin it immediately crasehs without an error message.
The Icon appears in the task bar, however it vanishes as I hover over it 
with the mouse (I think that's a Win issue that the icon doesn't 
dissapear immediately after the progress dies.)

The help webpage indicates to search for an pidgin.rpt File, but this 
doesn't even get created.
I however used the comandline option for the creation of a log file, and 
here is its content:

> -------------------------------------------------
> Pidgin Debug Log For 29.12.2008 19:58:48,88
> -------------------------------------------------
> Loaded exchndl.dll
> GTK+ path found: C:\Programme\GTK2-Runtime\bin
> Using SetDllDirectory
> Setting locale: LANG=de
> Looking for Perl... Could not open reg subkey: SOFTWARE\Perl
> Error: (2) Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
>
>
> not found.
> Looking for MIT Kerberos... Could not open reg subkey: 
> SOFTWARE\MIT\Kerberos
> Error: (2) Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
>
>
> not found.
> (19:58:48) wpurple: shfolder.dll not already loaded; loading it...
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of shfolder.dll contains SHGetFolderPathW
> (19:58:48) wpurple: Purple settings dir: C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten
> (19:58:48) winpidgin: winpidgin_init start
> (19:58:48) wspell: Found Aspell in C:\Programme\Aspell\bin
> (19:58:48) wpurple: libgtkspell.dll not already loaded; loading it...
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of libgtkspell.dll contains 
> gtkspell_new_attach
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of libgtkspell.dll contains 
> gtkspell_get_from_text_view
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of libgtkspell.dll contains 
> gtkspell_detach
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of libgtkspell.dll contains 
> gtkspell_set_language
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of libgtkspell.dll contains 
> gtkspell_recheck_all
> (19:58:48) winpidgin: GTK+ :2.14.6
> (19:58:48) wpurple: This version of user32.dll contains FlashWindowEx
> (19:58:48) winpidgin: winpidgin_init end
> (19:58:48) wpurple: wpurple_init start
> (19:58:48) wpurple: libpurple version: 2.5.3
> (19:58:48) wpurple: Glib:2.18.3
> (19:58:48) wpurple: wpurple_init end
> (19:58:48) prefs: Reading C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\prefs.xml
> (19:58:48) prefs: Reading C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All 
> Users\Anwendungsdaten\purple\prefs.xml
> (19:58:48) prefs: Error reading prefs: Datei »C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\All Users\Anwendungsdaten\purple\prefs.xml« konnte nicht 
> geöffnet werden: No such file or directory
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\autoaccept.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\buddynote.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\convcolors.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\extplacement.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\gtkbuddynote.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\history.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\iconaway.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\idle.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\joinpart.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libaim.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libbonjour.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libgg.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libicq.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libirc.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libmsn.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libmyspace.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libnovell.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libqq.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libsametime.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libsametime.dll has a 
> prefs_info, but is a prpl. This is no longer supported.
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libsilc.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libsimple.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libxmpp.dll
> (19:58:48) util: Reading file xmpp-caps.xml from directory 
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple
> (19:58:48) util: File C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\xmpp-caps.xml does not 
> exist (this is not necessarily an error)
> (19:58:48) jabber: creating hash tables for data objects
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\libyahoo.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\log_reader.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\markerline.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\newline.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\notify.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\offlinemsg.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll is not 
> loadable: Das angegebene Modul wurde nicht gefunden.
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\pidginrc.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\psychic.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\relnot.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\sendbutton.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\spellchk.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\ssl-nss.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\ssl.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\statenotify.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\tcl.dll
> (19:58:48) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKLM' subkey 
> 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
> Message: (2) Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
> (19:58:48) wpurple: Could not open reg key 'HKCU' subkey 
> 'SOFTWARE\ActiveState\ActiveTcl\'.
> Message: (2) Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
> (19:58:48) tcl: ActiveTCL-Installation nicht erkannt. Wenn Sie 
> TCL-Plugins benutzen wollen, dann installieren Sie ActiveTCL von 
> http://www.activestate.com
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\ticker.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing 
> C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\timestamp_format.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\win2ktrans.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\winprefs.dll
> (19:58:48) plugins: probing C:\Programme\Pidgin\plugins\xmppconsole.dll
> (19:58:48) prefs: /purple/status/scores/offline changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:48) prefs: /purple/status/scores/available changed, scheduling 
> save.
> (19:58:48) prefs: /purple/status/scores/invisible changed, scheduling 
> save.
> (19:58:48) prefs: /purple/status/scores/away changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/status/scores/extended_away changed, 
> scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/status/scores/idle changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/status/scores/offline_msg changed, 
> scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) util: Reading file accounts.xml from directory C:\Dokumente 
> und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple
> (19:58:49) util: File C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\accounts.xml does not 
> exist (this is not necessarily an error)
> (19:58:49) util: Reading file status.xml from directory C:\Dokumente 
> und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple
> (19:58:49) util: File C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\status.xml does not exist 
> (this is not necessarily an error)
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateVerifier x509, singleuse requested 
> but not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateVerifier singleuse registered
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificatePool x509, ca requested but not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateScheme x509 requested but not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate/x509/ca: Lazy init failed because an X.509 
> Scheme is not yet registered. Maybe it will be better later.
> (19:58:49) certificate/x509/ca: Init failed, probably because a 
> dependency is not yet registered. It has been deferred to later.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificatePool ca registered
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificatePool x509, tls_peers requested but 
> not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificatePool tls_peers registered
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateVerifier x509, tls_cached requested 
> but not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateVerifier tls_cached registered
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/logging/format changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/logging/format changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) network: found network '192.168.178.0'
> (19:58:49) wpurple: This version of ws2_32.dll contains WSANSPIoctl
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/proxy/type changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/proxy/host changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/proxy/port changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/proxy/username changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/proxy/password changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateScheme x509 requested but not found.
> (19:58:49) certificate: CertificateScheme x509 registered
> (19:58:49) util: Reading file smileys.xml from directory C:\Dokumente 
> und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple
> (19:58:49) util: File C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\smileys.xml does not exist 
> (this is not necessarily an error)
> (19:58:49) stun: using server
> (19:58:49) prefs: /pidgin/conversations/placement changed, scheduling 
> save.
> (19:58:49) prefs: purple_prefs_get_bool: Unknown pref 
> /pidgin/win32/minimize_new_convs
> (19:58:49) docklet: WM_CREATE
> (19:58:49) gtkblist: added visibility manager: 1
> (19:58:49) prefs: /purple/savedstatus/default changed, scheduling save.
> (19:58:49) docklet: created
> (19:58:49) util: Reading file blist.xml from directory C:\Dokumente 
> und Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple
> (19:58:49) util: File C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\blist.xml does not exist 
> (this is not necessarily an error)
> (19:58:49) pounce: Error reading pounces: Datei »C:\Dokumente und 
> Einstellungen\admin\Anwendungsdaten\.purple\pounces.xml« konnte nicht 
> geöffnet werden: No such file or directory

I hope someone can help me with this, best regards,
Nikolai Neff



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