Bug 4110 - libpng and xv problem
Summary: libpng and xv problem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libpng
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-19 12:07 UTC by milburn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-19 13:37:26 UTC

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Description milburn 1999-07-19 12:07:04 UTC
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.
to /usr/lib/libpng.so.0.

Just thought you'd like to know.


Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-07-19 13:37:59 UTC
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

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 21:33:59 UTC
You can probably rebuild the xv source package from an older
distribution on your 6.0 system if you want it.

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