|Summary:||libXIE is required (by mozilla)|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||Vladimir Kondratiev <vladimir.kondratiev>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-06-12 02:28:06 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Vladimir Kondratiev 2001-06-06 20:46:02 UTC
Description of Problem: In build 4.1.0, XIE support was removed. however, mozilla uses this library. How Reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install XFree86 4.1.0 2. run mozilla 3. Actual Results: mozilla fails complaining about missing shared libraries. it's components/libgfx_gtk.so requires libXIE Expected Results: Additional Information: I am not sure who needs to act. I filled this bug to Mozilla as well.
Comment 1 martin.macok 2001-06-07 13:01:56 UTC
Try to recompile Mozilla from sources. I have no libXIE*.so on my system with XFree86-4.1.0-0.0.1 and when I tried to "rpm -i" my older build of Mozilla (built against X4.0.3) it tolds it depends on libXIE and refuses to install. So I downloaded Mozilla sources (src.rpm) from: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest-0.9.1/Red_Hat_7x_RPMS/ (it's much faster and much more stable then M0.9 was) and "rpm --rebuild" it and now it doesn't depend on libXIE and install/runs smoothly here.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-07 16:29:06 UTC
XIE is obsolete and is officially deprecated by the XFree86 team. It has been removed from the rawhide packages so we can determine what if anything actually uses it. Mozilla is the only app to turn up so far, and Chris has told me that they will be removing XIE support in Mozilla apparently for the 0.9.1 release. Unfortunately, this means Mozilla will be unuseable on rawhide XFree86 until it is rebuilt without needing XIE. A workaround for you is to rebuild X with BuildXIE set to 1 in the spec file. This is what I have done at home, just for personal use until Mozilla is fixed. Thanks for pointing this out to us though. If you notice any other apps that are broken either at runtime or build time due to XIE being gone, please let us know.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-07 16:30:56 UTC
Looks like we had a mid-air collision in bugzilla there.. ;o) Thanks for letting me know that Mozilla 0.9.1 is out. I'll need to update my Moz now. ;o) The last few builds have indeed gotten much faster for sure. Perhaps because it doesn't need XIE now? LOL!
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-08 16:09:07 UTC
*** Bug 43964 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-12 02:06:27 UTC
*** Bug 44122 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-12 02:28:02 UTC
Update: The XFree86 team has specifically deprecated XIE and PEX extensions officially. They have been removed from the default builds of XFree86 now, as they are way obsolete and mostly unused nowadays. This is the original reason for removing these extensions and libraries from our XFree86 packages. It reduces bloat. At the time I made the decision to remove XIE/PEX from our official packages - I was pretty sure that there would be nothing out there that was important that should be using them. Unfortunately, I was wrong. As millions are pointing out - Mozilla is linked to XIE. I discovered this *myself* prior to any bugs being reported, and contacted our Mozilla developer. I was told that Mozilla should never have been using XIE, and that the XIE code would be removed ASAP. Thus I left XIE disabled because Mozilla would soon be updated to not require XIE. Mozilla 0.9.1 was supposed to not have XIE requirement, but ended up still requiring XIE after all. This was probably my misunderstanding, although I've been told that the XIE code will indeed be removed real soon now. To make life easy on everyone else out there, I have decided to re-enable the XIE/PEX extensions in our builds, but deprecate them. What this means is that software using these extensions, etc. will continue to work, however they will officially be removed from a future release of Red Hat Linux. Our next release will probably keep XIE and PEX, but future releases after that will likely not have them. I will be adding deprecation warnings to the XIE/PEX extensions and libraries that will get echoed to the XFree86 logs when they are loaded. This should be adequate enough to warn anyone using/needing this stuff that it will be removed in a future release, but keep binary compatibility across all at least existing Red Hat Linux 7.x releases, plus possibly one future release or so. XIE (X Image Extension) is truely obsolete, having a codebase that is more or less unmaintained or developed for 10 years I am told. The same goes for PEX. PEX is a 3D environment for X Windows, which is totally obsoleted by the existence of OpenGL. Neither of these extensions/libraries will be officially supported by XFree86.org any longer, and there is no sane justification for us to support these obsolete codebases either. So this is pretty much a BIG heads up to any developers out there, or users using programs that need XIE/PEX to speak up now and let us know what applications you may be using aside from Mozilla that rely on XIE/PEX. Summary: The reason for this deprecation is that the official XFree86.org team that maintains the XFree86 codebase has officially obsoleted it. We are only following suit as there is no way we can support something that the official development team cant/wont support. In the mean time, my next build of XFree86 4.1.0 will have XIE/PEX enabled again.
Comment 7 martin.macok 2001-06-20 15:17:35 UTC
JFYI: The XIE and gdkpixbuf were removed from Mozilla trunk 2 days ago http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83920 So it's pretty sure it will not be in 0.9.2. If anybody wants some build now, use the one from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/