Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#6253 closed defect

Pidgin forgot my accounts

Reported by: DukeNuke Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: unclassified
Version: 2.1.1 Keywords:


My computer crashed a few minutes after I had started it (as it usually does 1/2 of the times I start it, crappy hardware...) and when I started it again, Pidgin said I didn't have any accounts. All settings were also reset. Pidgin usually doesn't forget anything, even when the computer crashes, but maybe this time the computer crashed while Pidgin was writing to it's settings files? In that case, I think this could be avoided if Pidgin, instead of writing directly to it's files, first create and write to new files, and then delete the old files. Then Pidgin would always have the old files if the system crashes while Pidgin is writing to it's files.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by deryni

  • pending changed from 0 to 1

pidgin does do that. Windows seems to handle that less usefully then we would like however and even with all the work we've put in to guarantee atomic over-writes of configuration files things sometimes fail there. I don't know all the details as I wasn't involved in that work so I can't comment more specifically than that.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by trac-robot

  • pending changed from 1 to 0
  • Status changed from new to closed

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