xchat v2.6.0 crashing

Alex Ford abford at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 8 20:55:19 PST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 21:57 -0500, Michael Johnson wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2005, at 9:42 PM, Adam McLaurin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > xchat2 v2.6.0 crashes for me right after the GUI starts up and it  
> > tries
> > to connect to the server.
> >
> >
> > I upgraded my xchat along with all the new GNOME/GTK stuff, but the  
> > rest
> > of what was upgraded seems to be working, so probably xchat is to  
> > blame.
> >
> > Anyone else experiencing similar problems?
> >
> > I'm running 5.4-RELEASE here, if it matters.

I had this same exact problem after updating everything on my system
yesterday. Running 6.0-RELEASE here.

> I personally haven't seen this, but I have seen other people on irc  
> bitch about it.
> It seems it has something to do with ~/.xchat2 config and if you  
> remove it
> everything will work. Please file a bug with xchat dev people

I also tried playing around with removing ~/.xchat. It only succeeded in
letting the server connect box come up (as opposed to crashing right
away). If I then hit the connect button it brings up the regular xchat
interface and connects to an IRC channel (the default #chatjunkie, IIRC)
and you can use it normally. If you checked that box that disables the
server connect at startup, however, it still crashed the next time I
attempted to run it. 

On a whim, having been hearing about more and more GNOME apps using
dbus, I went and followed the instructions in the freebsd.org/gnome FAQ
to enable it. 


I rebooted and xchat started up perfectly fine. Now, I don't know if it
was directly related, but I had only played around with that ~/.xchat2
directory, nothing else after the upgrading, until the dbus

Just my experience for what it's worth,

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