After reboot I am no longer able to chat with a user
Just minutes ago we had a power outage, it seems that resulted in sqlite not being able to flush log files properly. Now when trying to continue the conversation I get a traceback and no chat window opens:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/gajim/src/dialogs.py", line 1057, in on_okbutton_clicked self.ok_handler(user_input) File "/usr/share/gajim/src/dialogs.py", line 1332, in new_chat_response gajim.interface.roster.new_chat_from_jid(self.account, jid) File "/usr/share/gajim/src/roster_window.py", line 3117, in new_chat_from_jid self.new_chat(contact, account, resource = resource) File "/usr/share/gajim/src/roster_window.py", line 3095, in new_chat chat_control = ChatControl(mw, contact, account, resource) File "/usr/share/gajim/src/chat_control.py", line 944, in __init__ self.restore_conversation() File "/usr/share/gajim/src/chat_control.py", line 1680, in restore_conversation pending_how_many, timeout, self.account) File "/usr/share/gajim/src/common/logger.py", line 444, in get_last_conversation_lines timed_out, restore_how_many_rows, pending_how_many) sqlite3.DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed
While I might be able to fix it manually, an average Jane in the street won't. Please make Gajim catch such exceptions and either fix the DB automatically or just tell the user what happened and suggest some way of fixing (even if that means "remove the whole history"). Unless you launch Gajim from a terminal there is no way to tell what takes the chat window so long to open (it actually never opens to confuse the user even further).