Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4110
libpng and xv problem
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
After upgrading to RH6.0 my users reported the following
error message while trying to launch "xv."
xv: error in loading shared libraries: libpng.so.0: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory
I looked in /usr/lib and the libpng.so.0 sym link that
was there in RH5.x was now gone, but the xv version
(xv-3.10a-9) had not been recompiled for the newer
version of libpng.
My work around was to sym link /usr/lib/libpng.so.18.104.22.168
Just thought you'd like to know.
Yes, we stopped shipping XV as of the 6.0 release due to licensing
issues, and therefore it did not get upgraded, thus breaking this
dependency. Sorry about that. I am forwarding this issue to a
developer to try and be a little more proactive in the future about
breaking dependencies for packages that are no longer a part of the
You can probably rebuild the xv source package from an older
distribution on your 6.0 system if you want it.