Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14897
sawfish conflicts between librep and librep_helix packages
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:14:23 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
basically, the librep helix package has problems with the pinstripe sawfish
... this problem did not occur when using enlightenment as the window
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 ...
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)
The upgrade path I gave out is simple
rpm --erase `rpm -qa |grep helix-`
Then optionally add the Helix packages.
Surely you mean "helix_" not "helix-".
[guru@dhcp1 guru]$ rpm -qa |grep helix_ | wc -l
[guru@dhcp1 guru]$ rpm -qa |grep helix- | wc -l
Was this fixed? Can it be closed?
It's as fixed as it's going to get. Hopefully jrb won't mind if I close it. ;-)