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xchat shuts down on startup

Postby ronnil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:22 pm

After creating a new server in the serverlist, xchat shut down and I'm not able to start it again.

I tried removing it completely with the Synaptic Package Manager and through command line with apt-get remove xchat-gnome

I tried debugging the app with gdb /usr/bin/xchat-gnome, giving me this result.


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(no debugging symbols found)
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---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
(no debugging symbols found)
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Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1227875664 (LWP 8944)]
0x0809de8c in servlist_connect ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0809de8c in servlist_connect ()
#1  0x0809e236 in servlist_auto_connect ()
#2  0x080a2df2 in ?? ()
#3  0x00000000 in ?? ()
(gdb)


I suppose this is because i added this server, but where do i find the serverlist file? it's obviously not removed when uninstalling the program

(i can see a glimpse of the list with my added server on, after reinstallation)

I also tried installing the normal xchat that came with the package manager with the same result[/code]
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Postby Boo on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:30 pm

you uninstalled the application but not the config files.

to compleatly remove an application use:

sudo apt-get --purge remove xchat-gnome

you would have left the hidden xchat-gnome file/dir in your home directory.
something like:
/home/ronnil/.xchat

when you reinstalled xchat it would just use the hidden file left there from before.

so you could try a full uninstall and install again or edit your hidden xchat file.

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Postby ronnil on Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:00 am

thanks dude, that worked like a charm :D

--purge = removes all config settings, that was what i was looking for :)
But isn't that the same as remove entirely in Synaptics Package Manager? (cause i tried that one)

to be on the safe side i navigated to my home folder after purging. I found an .xchat2 folder too which i removed (maybe that was the reason for not purging entirely??)

well it works and I learned a new command :D thanks Boo

hmmm do you have an IRC help channel? cause you're good :P
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Postby Boo on Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:04 pm

oops.
the purge does not remove stuff in your (and everyones) home dir.
the purge is for configuration files like /etc/application.conf and the like.

the safe and easy way to reconfigure an application is to remove/rename the applications hidden file/dir in your home dir.
eg: mv ./.xchat2 ./.xchat2.old

when you start xchat again it will see that you do not have a .xchat2 file and give you a fresh one.

adding and removing applications is a bit of overkill, and still may not fix your problem depending on the application and problem.

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