Bug 229737 - emacs fails to load
emacs fails to load
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2007-02-22 19:55 EST by Paul F. Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-08 09:11:25 EST
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Description Paul F. Johnson 2007-02-22 19:55:18 EST
Description of problem:
emacs fails to load due to ncurses lib problem

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run emacs from the command line
Actual results:
Error comes back 

error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib64/libncurses.so.5: file too short

Expected results:
emacs should start

Additional info:
Not tested under x86
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-02-23 05:05:54 EST
This is related to bug #228891. Just remove /usr/lib*/libncurses.so.5 symlink,
and it should be ok.

This could be handled in a post script, but only upgrades from
ncurses-devel-5.5-25.20060715 and later are broken, I will see about that.

However, the emacs binary has RPATH /usr/lib64, that should be fixed.
Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-03-08 09:11:25 EST
Ok, the upgrade path won't be supported. Please remove the symlink manually.
Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-08-17 06:54:11 EDT
*** Bug 253125 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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