Bug 468481 - Alienarena can't find game.so
Alienarena can't find game.so
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alienarena (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-24 20:20 EDT by Doncho N. Gunchev
Modified: 2008-10-30 08:55 EDT (History)
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Description Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-10-24 20:20:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Both alienarena and alienarena-server can't find game.so. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
alienarena and alienarena-server 7.20-1.fc9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install alienarena\*
2. alienarena-server
3. alienarena
Actual results:
------- Loading game.so -------
LoadLibrary (game.so): cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ERROR: failed to load game DLL
Error: Error during initialization

Expected results:
Working game :-)

Additional info:
I worked around the problem with:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='/usr/lib64/alienarena/arena'
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-25 12:46:58 EDT
Hmm, I'm not able to reproduce the error here (on x86_64 rawhide).

I have a suspicion though, so I've kicked off a new build. I'll put a comment up when the new build is done, please update to that package and try again.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-25 13:03:25 EDT
Try these packages:

Comment 3 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-10-26 16:34:37 EDT
I tried with alienarena-7.20-2.fc9.x86_64 but still the same problem (starting /usr/bin/alienarena and /usr/bin/alienarena-wrapper from console (konsole) or the GUI menu under KDE 4 at least, didn't try under Gnome). The game stops with 'Awaiting connection...' and the message is

======== CRX Initialized ========

------- Loading game.so -------
ERROR: failed to load game DLL
Master server at
Sending shutdown to

I have to enter the menu (`) and type quit there. Removing ~/.codered did not make any difference. This is Fedora 9 with updates-testing enabled.

strace shows:
write(3, "------- Loading game.so -------\n", 32) = 32
open("/home/mr700/.codered/arena/game.so", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("./arena/game.so", O_RDONLY)       = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/mr700/.codered/data1/game.so", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("./data1/game.so", O_RDONLY)       = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
write(3, "********************\nERROR: fail"..., 73) = 73
open("/etc/resolv.conf", O_RDONLY)      = 15

And if I 'ln -s /usr/lib64/alienarena/arena/game.so /home/mr700/.codered/arena/game.so' it works.
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-26 17:10:15 EDT
Okay, well, this should definitely fix it:


Please let me know if it does.
Comment 5 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-10-26 18:11:45 EDT
No, did not work, sorry...

I'd love to know what's the problem. I see the new '/usr/bin/alienarena' does 'export LD_***', but it does nothing this time (read: with alienarena-7.20-3.fc9.x86_64 and 7.20-2), I even tried exporting it prior to running the game - no difference. This time only symlinking helps.

With alienarena-7.20-1.fc9.x86_64 if I do exactly the same export by hand it works. My fault I didn't check if 'the export trick' is still working with 7.20-2, just strace and symlink.

Next thing I tried was 7.10 (to see I'm not going nuts) and there's a slight difference (note the newly created user for the test) - the library is printed with it's full path:

--- cut ---
[mr701@ws-dgunchev ~]$ strace alienarena 2>&1 | grep 'game.so'
open("/usr/lib64/alienarena/game.so", O_RDONLY) = 9
------- Loading /usr/lib64/alienarena/game.so -------
LoadLibrary (/usr/lib64/alienarena/game.so)
[mr701@ws-dgunchev ~]$ _
--- cut ---

I'll ask a college to verify my observations.
Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-26 23:26:54 EDT
Hmm... I really wish I could reproduce this, I'm just trying things sequentially.


In -2, I took out a patch that I thought might be to blame. Since LD_LIBRARY_PATH stopped working at the same time, I've re-enabled that patch for -4, and left the LD_LIBRARY_PATH export in the start scripts. Give this a try and see if it works. 

Thanks for your patience.
Comment 7 Doncho N. Gunchev 2008-10-28 17:49:59 EDT
It works, thanks!

OT: shouldn't the script be !/bin/bash if 'export A=B' (insdead of 'A=B; export A) is being used?
Comment 8 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-29 10:25:38 EDT
Yep. I'll commit that and push the final update.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-10-29 11:36:28 EDT
alienarena-7.20-5.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-10-29 11:36:30 EDT
alienarena-7.20-5.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-10-30 08:51:10 EDT
alienarena-7.20-5.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-10-30 08:55:08 EDT
alienarena-7.20-5.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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