Obtaining symbol file for Windows

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 12:21:03 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:59 AM, James Wald <james.wald at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to debug an issue that I have been experiencing in the
> Windows version of Pidgin.  I do not have the symbol file for this
> application so I am having difficulty getting a useful stack trace from
> WinDbg.  The problem I have is not a crash, it is a high CPU hang.  I
> downloaded the debug version of Pidgin and even created a bat file to
> create debug logs in case the problem happens again.  I would prefer to
> debug the process while it happens but I need the symbol file.  Could
> someone please give me some suggestions on how to generate or obtain the
> symbol file for a given release?

We use MinGW gcc to compile Pidgin so there are no pdb files that can
be used with WinDbg.

You can use gdb to the same effect.


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