Windows 7 plugin won't load.
daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 16:49:23 EDT 2010
On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 16:24, Daniel Grubbs <dgrubbs at dexrex.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've got a pidgin plugin with a mysterious problem. It runs fine if I start
> pidgin from a cygwin command prompt, but it won't load if I start pidgin
> normally. The debug output is:
> (16:01:21) plugins: probing C:\Program Files
> (16:01:21) plugins: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexrex\DexrexPidginPlugin.dll is
> not loadable: `C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexrex\DexrexPidginPlugin.dll': The
> specified module could not be found.
> (16:01:21) plugins: Unable to find saved plugin C:\Program Files
> It seems that the plugin is not being loaded correctly at
> .\libpurple\plugin.c line 257:
> plugin->handle = g_module_open(filename, G_MODULE_BIND_LOCAL);
> I have tried putting the plugin in different locations such as:
> C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\plugins\DexrexPidginPlugin.dll
> Again, it works fine if pidgin is started under cygwin.
> I'm pretty sure this all used to work... Ok, I just checked. It still works
> fine on Windows Vista with Pidgin 2.5.4. But it doesn't work on my home
> machine with Windows 7 and Pidgin 2.5.6. (I think it was some version like
> that. I'll check when I get home.) So the problem seems to be just on
> Windows 7. (It also seems to work fine with Vista and Pidgin 2.7.3. I just
> Any ideas?
> Dan Grubbs
The problem is probably that some dependency of the plugin isn't being found.
Using Dependency Tracker (http://www.dependencywalker.com/) on the
plugin dll will show what it is linked to.
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