Build pidgin for Windows failed

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Sat Jan 2 11:15:44 EST 2010

On Friday, January 1, 2010, Plato Wu <gtalk000 at> wrote:
> I follow the instruction from
> I use the easy way and my cygwin version is 2.673,
> and the build environment fetcher use:
> MINGW_GCC_VERSION=3.4.5-20060117-3
> MINGW_BINUTILS_VERSION=2.17.50-20060824-1
> I met a error when compile the libpurple:
> gcc.exe -shared account.o accountopt.o
> This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
> unusual way.
> Please contact the application's support team for more information.
> gcc.exe: Internal error: Aborted (program collect2)
> Please submit a full bug report.
> See <URL:> for instructions.
> make: *** [libpurple.dll] Error 1
> the pidgin source version is 2.6.2.
> I can not resolve it by myself, thank you very much!

The mingw gcc internals are crashing. Which version of Windows are you
using?  I suspect that you're using Windows Vista or 7 where there are
some know issues and you need to use a newer/patched gcc.

You probably should ask about this on the mingw users' list.


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