Subject: Re: Seamonkey 1.1.4 incompatibility with latest glib2/pango/cairo
To: Vincent <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/2007 11:59:54
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 09:17:04AM +0200, Vincent wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been updating the glib2/gtk2 package to the new major versions 
> (2.14.1/2.12.0). While rebuilding seamonkey, I got an error, due to the 
> fact that the seamonkey package holds a proprietary copy of the cairo 
> distribution (in the gfx subdirectory), copy which seems to be stale and 
> not compatible with the pango version that was rebuilt after glib2 update.
> The trick is to remove an intermediate cache subdirectory which holds 
> links to the gfx directory that holds the copy. With the links erased, 
> the building process uses the right links stored in .buildlink/include 
> instead of the local copy, and the build goes fine.
> Can the makefile be patched in order to do so automatically, because 
> that stale copy rises errors twice during the build of seamonkey.

Interesting observation, I'll look into that.