pidgin crashes on startup: Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

Bug #1389757 reported by Alan Robertson on 2014-11-05
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pidgin-skype (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I start it up. It crashes. I just upgraded from 14.04, and since then Pidgin is broken in this way.

I've attached the output of pidgin -d

I have IRC, and Skype and facebook and google hangout accounts enabled.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: pidgin 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu7.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-24.32-generic 3.16.4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Wed Nov 5 08:32:36 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-12 (115 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140416.1)
SourcePackage: pidgin
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-11-05 (0 days ago)

Alan Robertson (alanr-unix) wrote :
Alan Robertson (alanr-unix) wrote :

finch crashes the same way

Alan Robertson (alanr-unix) wrote :

The Pidgin ticket indicates that this is a pidgin-skype bug which has been fixed. Please just package up the latest SVN version.

affects: pidgin (Ubuntu) → pidgin-skype (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pidgin-skype (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I worked it arounb by installing Vivid version of pidgin-skype and pidgin-skype-common.

I found the two .deb here:

Changed in pidgin-skype (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Alan Robertson (alanr-unix) wrote :

Alberto Salvia Novella: Thanks for the change in priority. Crashing is kinda important, and it shouldn't be too hard to get fixed...

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