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They have not been loaded, and the old file has been renamed to C:\Users\my name\AppData?\Roaming\.purple\blist.xml~. If there is bad data, it will produce an error, which is what is happening to you - one good start followed by a bad one. and if pidgin isn't the only application having problems I don't think "w/e" is the correct response. They have not been loaded, and the old file has been renamed to /home/ matt/.purple/blist.xml~ }}} I am running Kubuntu 7.10 (updated as of 2007-11-14 0815 est) and pidgin 2.2.1 I http://iipseconline.com/pidgin-error/pidgin-error-reading-blist-xml.html

If I cancel that and delete the copy of the group that doesn't have the characters from my buddy list, and then try to rename the funky version, it puts me etc. If you don't want it to be public, you can also send it per mail to me directly. Visit the Trac open source project athttp://trac.edgewall.org/ All information, including names and email addresses, entered onto this website or sent to mailing lists affiliated with this website will be public.

Any subsequent start of Pidgin yields the error, until I delete the blist.xml file. Disable and enable the problem account and the group with the ever-changing name is back. etc. How can I fix this? [removed accidental double post - moderator PP] Log in or register to post comments Patrick Patience September 25, 2008 - 1:47pm Permalink Rename It Have you

but the second time I start pidgin, the same windows pops up. So, I guess the upshot for me was that pidgin seems not to be able to deal with some funkiness in AOL's stored buddy list that gaim probably just ignored all If you don't want to post it here, you can email it to me directly. When I edit blist.xml and remove the u characters and save it, pidgin loads without the error, however, the blist.xml file is re-corrupted and a restart produces the same error.

Or I guess I look look at it and see if I can figure out what's wrong, if you want to email your blist.xml file to me at [email protected]… comment:7 in comment:26 in reply to: ↑ 25 ; follow-up: ↓ 27 Changed 5 years ago by elb Replying to Miram: The characters were displayed as part of the topic of an IRC channel I On]", and comes from an IRC contact's auto-away. https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4610 etc. *** snip *** If I manually remove the »« from the corresponding line in the blist.xml file, Pidgin starts normally.

JAPAN Version: 2.4.3 Keywords: blist.xml Cc: Description Somehow my blist.xml file became corrupted so that a group name looks like this: group name='uBusiness This causes pidgin to display the following message: So, now I will restart pidgin, remake the 'iris' group, and rebuddy all the people that were in that group. I don't know how the process actually works, but it seems like may be because the buddy list it is getting from AIM for that account has something in it that Subscribing...

If I cancel that and instead rename it to some other group name ("foo"), it renames it. If there is something else I need to do to collect more info, just let me know. Just New Apps... A few questions: Does this happen only when the irc-helper plugin is loaded (I suspect so)?

User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. http://iipseconline.com/pidgin-error/pidgin-error-241.html Do not post confidential information, especially passwords! accounts, and the plugins shown in the log. The message could come from a group- or buddyname that has utf-8 characters in it.

You could try digging through your blist.xml file looking for bad characters. I quit pidgin and restarted it... you can back it up although it looks like pidgin has done that already. check over here I think this is not so much a problem of the file itself, however, with how pidgin deals with an unexpected buddy list entry from AOL, so I doubt you will

Running Ubuntu 10.04 (64 Bit) with Linux 2.6.32-25-generic #44-Ubuntu, Gnome 2.30.2 and Pidgin 2.7.3 here. Thank You. I have no idea what the exact reason for this is.

blist.xml​ (34.6 KB) - added by Messie 9 years ago.

This can happen with flash drives that are low quality, or if things aren't shut down properly. comment:6 follow-up: ↓ 7 Changed 9 years ago by MarkDoliner Yeah, here's the message I was looking for from the new debug log: (17:27:56) util: Reading file blist.xml from directory /home/matt/.purple (17:27:56) Visit the Trac open source project athttp://trac.edgewall.org/ All information, including names and email addresses, entered onto this website or sent to mailing lists affiliated with this website will be public. I was just about to say that the group doesn't show up in pidgin -- probably since it has a corrupt name.

I added a bugwatch to the developers. This only happens when IRC Helper is enabled, and "" is the character at fault. Delete blist.xml Start pidgin, then close it. this content comment:27 in reply to: ↑ 26 Changed 5 years ago by Miram Replying to elb: A few questions: Does this happen only when the irc-helper plugin is loaded (I suspect so)?

Results 1 to 4 of 4 Thread: Pidgin IM Blist.xml Error Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode They are not in the copy of my blist from my .gaim directory, but are added to the file by pidgin every time I run it. I'm guessing it wasn't UTF-8 encoded. Download Plugins Help About News Development Search: LoginHelp/GuideAbout TracMy NotificationsRegisterPreferences WikiTimelineRoadmapView TicketsView ReportsSearchAPI Context Navigation +2← Previous TicketNext Ticket → Opened 9 years ago Last modified 4 years ago #767 new

Download in other formats: Comma-delimited Text Tab-delimited Text RSS Feed Powered by Trac 1.0.2 By Edgewall Software. does the regenerated blist cause the error as well? I think that's the bug that would need to be fixed, but without being able to reproduce it I don't think that's going to be possible. I am going to have to undo all that (since I need pidgin-encryption and that won't reinstall without replacing my compiled copy of pidgin with the 2.2.1 package) but I saved

You just have to let pidgin reload the buddy list and then modify it back to your liking. If start pidgin with just that one AIM account disabled, it doesn't even complain about my old blist.xml (I had a copy under ~/.gaim, dated 2007-11-10, from before my switch to Download in other formats: Comma-delimited Text Tab-delimited Text RSS Feed Powered by Trac 1.0.2 By Edgewall Software. Renaming old file to blist.xml~ (12:49:47) util: Writing file blist.xml~ to directory /home/aandrosov/.purple (12:49:47) util: Writing file /home/aandrosov/.purple/blist.xml~ comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Messie Please, close ticket and delete blist.xml

I assume that is because that is what AOL is sending, and that pidgin is not working around it the same way that gaim did. comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Messie I've deleted contact with ' and now have this error: (12:49:47) util: Reading file blist.xml from directory /home/aandrosov/.purple (12:49:47) xmlnode: Error parsing xml file: It was previously set to a Pending status and hasn't been updated within 14 days. pidgin -d run with a copy of pidgin 2.3.0 I compiled, and just one AOL account enabled Download all attachments as: .zip Oldest first Newest first Threaded Comments only Change History