2.5.0 Crashing

Jim Spath jspath at pangeamedia.com
Fri Aug 22 15:03:14 EDT 2008

Jim Spath wrote:
> Daniel Atallah wrote:
>> 2008/8/22 Jim Spath <jspath at pangeamedia.com>:
>>> Hello Pidgin :)
>>> Since installing version 2.5.0 a few days ago on my Windows XP Pro Service
>>> Pack 3 machine, it's been crashing about once a day.  The crashes (so far)
>>> occur when I am not interacting with the program.
>>> I've gotten a crash dump from the latest crash and attached it to this
>>> email.
>> You're seeing this bug: http://d.pidgin.im/ticket/6627 -  There is a
>> fix attached to the ticket.
>> -D
> Hi Daniel,
> I downloaded this new file:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/attachment/ticket/6627/liboscar.dll
> And placed it here C:\Program Files\Pidgin\, overwriting the existing file.
> Now when I start up Pidgin, my two AIM accounts do not connect.  If I 
> click the Accounts menu item at the top of the buddy list to list all my 
> accounts, it says "Unknown" in parentheses next to the screen name where 
> the protocol normally appears.
> I tried disabling and enabling them, and still the same.  If I try to 
> use "Edit Account", the protocol comes up as Bonjour, presumably because 
> Bonjour is the first item in the protocol list.  AIM/Oscar doesn't even 
> appear as an item in the list now.
> Any ideas?  Maybe I should just reinstall 2.5.0 and live with the 
> admittedly infrequent crashing until the next version.
> - Jim

Nevermind!  I downloaded the trac download page for the file instead of 
the file itself (d'oh).  That "feature" has always annoyed me about trac.

My accounts are fine now... dunno if it fixed the crash, since it 
doesn't happen often for me.

- Jim

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