Bug 14897 - sawfish conflicts between librep and librep_helix packages
sawfish conflicts between librep and librep_helix packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2000-07-31 13:41 EDT by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-04 15:27:12 EDT
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Description Tammy Fox 2000-07-31 13:41:02 EDT
When upgrading from a stock 6.2 system with helix-gnome added, sawfish
consistently fails to run with the following error:

[tfox@falcon tfox]$ rpm -q librep
[tfox@falcon tfox]$ sawfish --display=:0.0
Xlib:  extension "XINERAMA" missing on display ":0.0".
sawfish: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/librep.so.9:
undefined symbol: mpz_init_set_ui
[tfox@falcon tfox]$

basically, the librep helix package has problems with the pinstripe sawfish
... this problem did not occur when using enlightenment as the window
manager ...
Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2000-07-31 15:36:57 EDT
the problem was that the helix librep version is higher than the pinstripe
librep version ... downgrading librep (and librep-devel) to the versions shipped
in pinstripe fixed the sawfish problem ...
Comment 2 David Mason 2000-08-01 11:11:31 EDT
jrb - we need to figure out the upgrade path for those already running sawfish -
especially the helix ones as they seem to be breaking all over the place (at
least according to the sawfish mail list)
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2000-08-05 17:24:33 EDT
The upgrade path I gave out is simple

rpm --erase `rpm -qa |grep helix-`
Then optionally add the Helix packages.
Comment 4 Dax Kelson 2000-09-14 15:50:22 EDT
Surely you mean "helix_" not "helix-".

[guru@dhcp1 guru]$ rpm -qa |grep helix_ | wc -l
[guru@dhcp1 guru]$ rpm -qa |grep helix- | wc -l

Comment 5 Tammy Fox 2000-10-04 15:27:09 EDT
Was this fixed?  Can it be closed?
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2000-12-05 11:01:20 EST
It's as fixed as it's going to get. Hopefully jrb won't mind if I close it. ;-)

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