How to debug a pidgin plugin

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Wed Jul 1 11:56:07 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 05:30:55PM +0530, evanescent wrote:
> Hi,
> I have developed a pidgin plugin, is another chat client which uses bonjour
> protocol, to communicate in a LAN.
> When I send a message using my plugin the application gets crashed.
> I need to find out where (the line of source file) the bug is?
> so how can i debug a piding plugin to find the exact line of the source
> where the error occur?
> Thanks

Build pidgin, libpurple, and your plugin with debugging symbols and run in
gdb. Or get a core file and run gdb on the core file.

Essentially just this process:


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