How to debug Pidgin

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Sun Jun 8 19:28:44 EDT 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 3:28 AM, A. TNG <tang.jiyu at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a newbie to Pidgin. I already compile Pidgin's source code by
> myself and make nullclient run.
> My env is Windows XP + Cygwin(gcc 3.4.4+ gdb 6.5.50).
> I use following configure parameters:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pidgin-2.4.2 --disable-screensaver
> --disable-gtkspell --disable-gstreamer --disable-meanwhile
> --disable-avahi --disable-dbus --with-dynamic-prpls=jabber
> --disable-perl --enable-debug
> The last parameter "--enable-debug" should enable debug.
> But, When I run "gdb nullclient" and get the prompt and use "l" to
> list source code, I get nothing.
> How can I debug Pidgin?

You're pretty much on your own when you make a cygwin-dependent
version.  I'm actually surprised that it compiled.


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