Bug 120220 - devhelp can't find libgtkembedmoz.so
devhelp can't find libgtkembedmoz.so
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: devhelp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-04-06 17:56 EDT by George Karabin
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-20 16:38:05 EDT
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cleanear workaround - exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in devhelp script (287 bytes, patch)
2004-04-06 18:10 EDT, George Karabin
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Description George Karabin 2004-04-06 17:56:41 EDT
Description of problem:

The new devhelp is embedding gecko for HTML (spiffy) but it's caused a
hiccup, at least on my box.

$ devhelp
/usr/bin/devhelp-bin: error while loading shared libraries:
libgtkembedmoz.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or

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Additional info:

I'm not sure why devhelp has the problem and epiphany doesn't. Both
are dynamically linked against /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/libgtkembedmoz.so. 

The quick hack is to fix up ld.so.conf with the path or symlink from
mozilla lib location to something already in the standard ld.so path,
pushing it to a mozilla packaging issue. But since epiphany doesn't
have a problem, maybe there's a better way to handle it that ought to
be pushed upstream to devhelp, or maybe it's a build time option?
Comment 1 George Karabin 2004-04-06 18:10:45 EDT
Created attachment 99164 [details]
cleanear workaround - exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in devhelp script

This workaround is perhaps cleaner than hacking ld.so.conf. The epiphany
wrapper script does the same thing. 

Oddly enough, after playing a bit, it appears epiphany-bin is linked to the
absolute path /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6, so exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH probably isn't
needed there. However, devhelp-bin isn't, but the wrapper script doesn't export
the variable.
Comment 2 Colin Walters 2004-04-20 16:38:05 EDT
Applied, thanks!

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