pidgin does not start

erhan ernih at
Thu Sep 3 17:49:38 EDT 2009

hi how can i install the debug plugin

i have deinstall the encrypt plugin and now it works

Am Donnerstag 03 September 2009 23:43:13 schrieb Brian Morrison:
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 23:23:23 +0200
> erhan <ernih at> wrote:
> > hi i am using piding 2.6.1. on kubuntu. i have install a skype plugin an
> > a Pidgin-Encryption after that i cant start pidgin. i get this report:
> >
> >
> > salsero at salsero-laptop:~$ pidgin
> > Segmentation fault
> > salsero at salsero-laptop:~$
> >
> > what can i do?
> You need to run pidgin using the GNU debugger gdb, then when it crashes
> you should get a backtrace. In order to make that useful, with symbol
> information, you also need to install the debug packages for pidgin.
> You should be able to run pidgin by typing gdb pidgin in a terminal and
> once the gdb process has started then type run. After the crash you
> should be able to type bt full to get a backtrace for each thread.
> Then look at the backtrace and try and work out where it crashed, if
> it's within Pidgin then open a ticket on via Trac, otherwise
> report the problem to whoever wrote the plugin where the crash occurs.
> You should be able to Google for more information on using gdb, I don't
> have the time or inclination to expand on that here.

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