Bug 430908 - libXcomposite.so.1 missing from stage2.img
Summary: libXcomposite.so.1 missing from stage2.img
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-30 15:02 UTC by Jeroen van Meeuwen
Modified: 2008-10-17 01:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-10-17 01:03:22 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for libXcomposite.so.1 missing (1.61 KB, patch)
2008-01-30 15:02 UTC, Jeroen van Meeuwen
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Description Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-01-30 15:02:35 UTC
Description of problem:

Composing installation media having the updates/8/$arch repository included
results in libXcomposite.so.1 missing from the stage2.img installer image, which
when using the graphical installer will cause you to only see a black screen and
a mouse cursor. tty1 shows:

/usr/bin/mini-wm: Could not load shared libraries: libXcomposite.so.1: No such
file or directory.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Compose installation media with the updates/8/$arch repository included.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install revisor
2. sudo revisor --cli [--yes] --kickstart /etc/revisor/conf.d/fedora-8-gold.cfg
--model f8-i386 --install-dvd
3. qemu-kvm -cdrom /srv/revisor/f8-i386/iso/*DVD.iso
Actual results:

Black screen when starting or entering graphical installation mode.

Expected results:

Welcome dialog

Additional info:

A patch is attached that has been applied to the anaconda packages
available via http://www.kanarip.com/custom/f8/

Fedora Unity has confirmed that this patch is working, and will be applied and
used with our next Fedora 8 Re-Spin unless we hear of other circumstances to

See also:

Comment 1 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-01-30 15:02:35 UTC
Created attachment 293415 [details]
patch for libXcomposite.so.1 missing

Comment 2 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-02-11 14:56:44 UTC
Made the updated anaconda packages available via http://www.kanarip.com/anaconda
so that the repository does not include too many other packages.

Comment 3 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-06-04 14:26:39 UTC
Update needs to be backported and pushed to F-8 tree if it's fixed in rawhide. I
can do this, but I'm not allowed to (yet). I'll request access. Meanwhile, this
bug remains open.

Comment 4 Paul W. Frields 2008-06-04 15:51:20 UTC
Couldn't Jeroen take over maintenance of existing (release) branches, inheriting
bugs and so forth, if the current Anaconda maintainers want to concentrate
purely on the Rawhide branch?

Comment 5 Jeroen van Meeuwen 2008-10-17 01:03:22 UTC
An update as been released to Fedora 8 resolving this issue.

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