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Re: x11r7 with old packages
On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> > with my new i386-5.0rc1 & X11R7 install
> > I installed a bunch of packages that were built for 4.99.73 around
> > september time IIRC but am having trouble with fonts and libraries
> > Obviously, the packages were built to use X11R6 which doesn't exist. The
> > libraries that are not found seem to be present just in a different path
> > and the system should know where to find them I guess.
> > I've copied over the X11R6 dir & contents from my old machine and that
> > enables most programs to work at least - icewm displays text, firefox
> > displays text but gthumb, evince and gimp only show boxes. perhaps its
> > gtk?
> > I'm going to build packages anew with the new system over the next few
> > days which I anticipate will of course fix it, but I'm wondering if it
> > ought to have worked anyway?
> ERROR: bin/xtide: missing library: libXmu.so.6
> ERROR: bin/xtide: missing library: libXext.so.6
> *** Error code 1
> anybody got a cluebat?
It turns out this is not a general problem, only for misc/xtide which I
have no immediate use for (the other failures were related to other broken
things since fixed) and the original problem is indeed fixed by the
The question still stands though - are packages built under an earlier
version of X supposed to still work after X.org migration?
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