application hangs with 2.7

Chuck Braden jcbraden at
Fri Jun 25 10:55:19 EDT 2010

The VBS, bat and a shortcut for the executable are all in the mydocuments directory for ID xyzid 

C:\Documents and Settings\xyzid\My Documents>ECHO ---------------------------
----------------------   1>"\.purple\debuglogs\Fri006-25-2010_09.22.38.65.log"

C:\Documents and Settings\xyzid\My Documents>ECHO Pidgin Debug Log For Fri 06
/25/2010  9:22:38.65                 1>>"\.purple\debuglogs\Fri006-25-2010_09.22

C:\Documents and Settings\xyzid\My Documents>ECHO ---------------------------
----------------------  1>>"\.purple\debuglogs\Fri006-25-2010_09.22.38.65.log"

C:\Documents and Settings\xyzid\My Documents>"\\pidgin.exe" -d  2>&1 1>>"\.pu
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

>>> Daniel Atallah <datallah at> 6/25/2010 9:08 AM >>>
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 09:40, Chuck Braden <jcbraden at> wrote:
> I get nothing when I double click on the .bat file.  If I try it from a open command prompt window I still get nothing - the command prompt window disappears.

There must not be an existing Pidgin process running when you run it.

You can try deleting the last "EXIT" line from the batch file - that
way if there is an error, you should be able to see that instead of
the window just closing on you.

>>>> Daniel Atallah <datallah at> 6/25/2010 8:32 AM >>>
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 09:07, Chuck Braden <jcbraden at> wrote:
>> So does the batch file get launched when the application is started and does it just sit and wait for an event? Is it intended to be started after a hang has occurred and the application had to be killed? What is the process to access the file (which I guess is debug.log?)
> The batch file is what starts the application - all it does is to
> start the application and redirect the debug output to the
> %LOCALAPPDATA%\.purple\debuglogs\2010-06-25_08.44.53.40.log (date/time
> at which process started) file.  Instead of running Pidgin using your
> normal shortcut, it is launched using the pidgin.vbs file.
> That debug log file is just a text file that you can open in any text editor.
> The idea is that we can look at that debug log and see if there is
> anything there that can give us an indication of why it is hanging.
> -D
>>>>> Daniel Atallah <datallah at> 6/24/2010 3:14 PM >>>
>> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 14:59, Chuck Braden <jcbraden at> wrote:
>>> So is the creation of a pidgin.vbs file supposed to be able to start the application in the mode that will generate the debug log? I get nothing when I double-click on a file with the following attributes.
>>> Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>>> obj = WshShell.Run("pidgin.bat", 0)
>>> It is associated with a Microsoft Windows based script host. Does it need to be associated with a different application/program?
>> That is correct - it is just a MSSH script to launch the pidgin batch
>> file and hide the console window.
>> -D
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