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Saturday, February 19th 2005, 4:23pm

|Kopete| Crashes sometimes when clicking ignore (CVS - Feb. 16 '05)

Qt: 3.3.3
KDE: 3.3.1
Kopete: 0.9.92

I recently installed the Manrake KDE3.3 (+ update RPMs) packages on my main system. Kopete .84 and .92 had not previously been stable for me, so I had hoped it just one of the crash bugs already fixed in CVS.

I made two changes to the CVS code to get it to compile: I removed the line where the auto-tab resizing (KDE3.4 feature?) property was set in the chat window code, and removed the KDE_EXPORT (broken until 3.3.2?) references from dummy.cpp. After that, it compiled and installed fine.

I'm still getting the crash below occasionally after clicking 'ignore' on the chat balloon when someone not in my list started messaging me. They were also speaking in a foreign language, so I'm not sure if the character set was different on their end or not.

This is pretty much what was happening to me in other versions too (someone messages me overnight, I come back the next morning, click ignore, boom). I've not received a crash when doing anything else in Kopete, and it's the only program on my system that ever crashes.


Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1105300096 (LWP 18187)]
[New Thread 1155595184 (LWP 18308)]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1105300096 (LWP 18187)]
[New Thread 1155595184 (LWP 18308)]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1105300096 (LWP 18187)]
[New Thread 1155595184 (LWP 18308)]
[New Thread 1147202480 (LWP 18307)]
[New Thread 1138523056 (LWP 18306)]
[New Thread 1116957616 (LWP 18305)]
[New Thread 1125350320 (LWP 18304)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x416094e8 in QString::QString () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/
#8 0x400edb4b in Kopete::MetaContact::displayName (this=0x865ec78)
at kopetemetacontact.cpp:507
#9 0x08076cef in KopeteSystemTray::addBalloon (this=0x81f4ab8)
at systemtray.cpp:245
#10 0x08076b24 in KopeteSystemTray::slotEventDone (this=0x81f4ab8,
event=0x863d798) at systemtray.cpp:220
#11 0x0807792f in KopeteSystemTray::qt_invoke (this=0x81f4ab8, _id=62,
_o=0xbfffefd0) at systemtray.moc:121
#12 0x4131768d in QObject::activate_signal ()
from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/
#13 0x4175dd70 in vtable for QGArray () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/
#14 0x084b9d18 in ?? ()
#15 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#16 0x0863d798 in ?? ()
#17 0x0829a938 in ?? ()
#18 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#19 0xbfffefd8 in ?? ()
#20 0x40124c86 in Kopete::MessageEvent::staticMetaObject ()
at kopetemessageevent.moc:51


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Thursday, February 24th 2005, 6:37am

No ideas or suggestions as to how I might troubleshoot further?

After many many crashes, I've resorted to using Gaim. It's rock-solid, but Kopete had a better interface, IMHO. I'd switch back in a second if I could get the stability issues worked out.

Update: Submitting this to database.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Evil" (Feb 24th 2005, 6:11pm)