Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215632
ncview app-defaults not found
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 EST
Description of problem:
ncview cannot find its app-defaults file located in /usr/lib64/X11/app-defaults/
and refuses to run.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ncview gxsm-demo-Si100-4deg.nc
Ncview 1.92e David W. Pierce 13 Aug 2003
Copyright (C) 1993 through 2003, David W. Pierce
Ncview comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `ncview -w'.
This is free software; type `ncview -c' for redistribution details.
Error: I cannot find the proper app-defaults file, which
should be named `Ncview'. I need an app-defaults file
for ncview version 1.91, but have found version 0.00.
(Note: a found version of 0.00 means either no
app-defaults file was found at all, or a pre-version 1.60
file was found.)
To fix this, you must put file `Ncview'
(NOT the executable, which is named `ncview') either in
your local $XAPPLRESDIR directory, in the global directory
/usr/local/lib/X11/app-defaults, or add it to your own
(and program terminates)
It runs and shows the given file.
This problem might be visible only on x86_64 due to lib -> lib64 (haven't tried
i386), but the primary cause is that the app-defaults file is not installed into
/usr/share/X11/app-defaults where it belongs. Symlinking it there fixes the
Thanks for the bug report! I've moved the file to as you suggest.
Please try the new versions (should be available soon-ish) and if its
OK then let me know and we can close this bug.
Hi David, I moved the file, confirmed that it works for me, and am
closing this bug. If you are still having problems then please