Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178153
epiphany incorrectly compiled against libXt-devel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
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Description of problem:
On a cleanly installed system without X development libraries, Epiphany crashes on startup with the following:
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXt.so [libXt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXext.so [libXext.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
Symlinking libXt.so.6 to libXt.so does not solve the problem; one had to install libXt-devel before Epiphany would start (the missing libXext.so does not seem to matter). Just installing libXt-devel with --nodeps allows Epiphany to run.
It looks like the package was built against the static libraries?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install epiphany
2. yum remove libXt-devel libXext-devel
Actual Results: Epiphany should run; it does not depend on libXt-devel and libXext-devel
Expected Results: Epiphany does not run, terminating with the LoadPlugin errors. On the second attempt it would display the dialog box asking if the previous windows should be recovered, then terminate with the same LoadPlugin errors.
Bug still present in epiphany-188.8.131.52-1
Think this is a bug in the libXt package. mharris what do you think?
Bug in Epiphany. It should not be dlopen'ing libXt.so as that is a devel
symlink, as in every other library package in the OS. It should either
be dlopen()ing the versioned .so, or dynamically linking properly to libXt,
like other apps do.
Definitely not an Xt bug.
Mike, I am pretty sure epiphany is not dlopening libXt.so, as that string does
not occur in the sources at all. Any change this could be related to another
problem (bug 179044) where we see unversioned X libs being openend ?
I actually can't reproduce this at all. Epiphany starts fine for me, and so
does mozilla. What plugins do you have installed if any?
I can't reproduce this anymore either (1.9.7). As for plugins, I had the 32-bit
Flash and Java plugins installed (only the Flash plugin is in the global plugins
directory, though, and I did not get a "wrong ELF class" error so Epiphany was
not trying to load it)
Should I close the bug?
Closing this report as per the last comments. Kindly reopen if you can reproduce