Using libpurple in QuteCom (but with assertion fails)

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Sep 3 11:29:27 EDT 2008

James Wald spake unto us the following wisdom:
> An assertion failure is an actual problem.  Getting the backtrace
> helps us to determine what execution path lead to an assertion
> failure.  An assert itself should never be a problem unless it is
> misused.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of spurious assertions in
libpurple/Pidgin.  We generally advise ignoring them unless there's a
specific reason to believe they're related to a problem.

I'd love to see that situation change, of course.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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