Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 369121
Finch doesn't work on x86_64 ???
Last modified: 2008-04-11 18:22:20 EDT
Description of problem:
open finch and nothing works
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open finch
2. try to do anything except Ctrl-C
finch should work normally
Did you try turning it on?
Yes, I believe this is not a bug with finch but with the rpm produced for
2.2.2-r1. I think it probably just needs to be rebuilt.
Just an additional note:
RPMS for 2.2.1 and earlier all work fine.
Finch compiles (and works) from source without any problems. It is just the rpm
finch-2.2.1-1.fc7 appears to be broken. (This tested on multiple 64 bit machines)
Please try the latest builds from here.
These are giving me similar issues. I will mess with the spec file and see if I
can't get it to work.
When I configure pidgin manually (without rpmbuild) and build it with the same
options in the latest spec file, everything works. Therefore, there must be an
issue either with rpmbuild or possibly with file listings.
Building pidgin from source using the configure command found in this SRPM fixed
the finch problem:
Identical problem on an FC8 x86_64 DomU, no TERM setting seems to help. Finch
draws the interface and then freezes. Control-C produces a quit dialog box but
you can't even hit enter to exit. Have to Control-Z and kill it.
The latest Fedora7 RPM for 32 bit machines (finch-2.3.1.fc7) appears to be
working again. However, the 64 bit version still has the same problem.
pidgin-2.4.0-1.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
If this is the same rpm from here:
it has even worse problems.
It exits immediately with the following message:
finch: symbol lookup error: finch: undefined symbol:
You need the libpurple from there too
Okay, I was able to track down the problem.
If you have no .purple file and you start finch, it looks for .gaim.
Something in .gaim causes problems when starting finch.
pidgin-2.4.0-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update pidgin'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F7/FEDORA-2008-2154
That fixed the problems. This looks to be resolved.