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my grandpa is running Pclos 2012 KDE4 on his desktop and uses Claws-mail. However (maybe after last update) claws-mail suddenly dies after almost very action like forward, reply etc. without any error message. I tried to run it from Konsole and after clicking on Reply button in Claws it crashed. Konsole showed me this:

[dedecek@localhost ~]$ claws-mail
claws-mail: symbol lookup error: claws-mail: undefined symbol: g_mutex_new
[dedecek@localhost ~]$

Checked Ksysguard for possible zombies etc. but there seems to be all ok. The only strange thing was, that I was not able to reinstall Claws via Synaptic - it remain in "preparing installation" phase and I closed it then. I reinstalled using apt-get via Konsole - successfully, but problem still remains.

Any ideas, where could be problem?


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Can't really help you, but just wanted to note that I've been experiencing odd crashes and hangs with Claws too. It appears that version 3.8 has some issues in it. Since the Claws team is quite regular with releases, hopefully the next one will fix some of these. – ShankarG Jun 12 '12 at 8:50
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it's not a Claws bug, it's a package dependency bug. I don't know what the package would be called on Pclos, but it's a glib package which is missing.

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thanks much, updating glib packages in Synaptic solved the problem. – Juhele Jul 5 '12 at 9:43

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