[Bug 450290] Re: empathy crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance()

Dan Andreșan danyer at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 07:03:01 UTC 2009

Since it manifest itself even for a newly created user (with no configuration files whatsoever);
Since this critical bug for empathy doesn't get more attention, which means only a handful of people are affected;
Since I upgraded from Jaunty (long time ago, Karmic Alpha 1) and kept upgrading;
I can safely infer that the trouble comes from a leftover library/file/whatever in the day to day upgrade process.

The solution is simple and it comes back to the Windows days: reinstall.
I will loose nothing, all my data and configuration is in my home partition.

I will be back with a report after the not so painful process.

P.S. Before taking this route, please check that the bug is not in your
local configuration files. If it crashes for a newly created user, it is
in the system configuration (reinstall). If it works for a newly created
user, it is in your user settings (clean your user configuration,
difficult to know what to delete).

P.P.S. I think there are two bugs in this report: one is with the
indicator, the other one is with empathy-main-window.ui (comment 15)

empathy crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance()
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