[Pidgin] #17344: Moving tabs causes pidgin to crash

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Wed Oct 3 08:10:56 EDT 2018

#17344: Moving tabs causes pidgin to crash
 Reporter:  ajhlinuxuser  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
Milestone:                |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.12       |   Keywords:  tab,move,moving,detach
 Hi there,

 I am running Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon.  I have started making more
 use of pidgin since about June, and as I have started trying to be more
 active with various Linux distribution support channels on Freenode IRC, I
 have found that pidgin has become majorly unstable in the way I am using

 Please see my forum post at Linux Mint forums for details, as I posted
 there to collect any replies from other Mint users who may have
 experienced problems of the same nature with pidgin, which would suggest
 the problem could be specific to something with Linux Mint.
 ( https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=278849 )

 I have installed pidgin-dbg so a lot of the "??" output has been
 corrected, but it looks like I'll need more -dbg packages if the other
 parts of the output need to be expanded with the "debug symbols".

 Since this happens on a variety of user actions, I will mention that this
 particular crash output was the result of me moving a tab from one pidgin
 window to another, and then //clicking on a tab adjacent to the one I had
 just moved.//  But I can't state that this is the way to reproduce the
 crash, since just tonight I have caused a crash twice by pressing "Enter"
 to send a message after moving tabs around.  But fortunately, even if
 there is no exact way to reproduce it, the chances of a crash appears to
 increase exponentially the more tab detachments/movements/transfers
 between pidgin windows are performed by the user.

 I read somewhere to include the gdb output in the text of the report, but
 since that seems messy and an 'attach file' feature is available, I am
 attaching it.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/17344>
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