Serious Bug!

Paul Aurich paul at darkrain42.org
Thu Apr 9 12:10:46 EDT 2009


And Jo-Erlend Schinstad spoke on 04/09/2009 07:08 AM, saying:
> In Pidgin 2.5.5, which is in Ubuntu 9.04, crashes when attempting to
> connect to a gmail.com XMPP account.

This is caused by a libxml2 bug along with a gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad update:

http://d.pidgin.im/ticket/8830

> What's more, since the account is
> enabled, Pidgin will try to connect to it when it starts, which makes
> it difficult to restart Pidgin, since it automatically crashes.

Running `pidgin -n` will start up Pidgin with an Offline status, allowing
you to disable specific accounts.

~Paul



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