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Old 06-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Gnome folders will not open


I have just updated my Gentoo system and now the folders in Gnome will not open. The rest of the system seems to work OK. However, when I click on a folder in the drop down Places menu it tries to open the folder then gives up and acts as if I had never asked. No error messages.

Any clues? What log should I look in for errors?

Cheers

Tim.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Can you open Nautilus?

Code:
$ nautilus
If not, what are the BASH errors listed when you try this command?
 
Old 06-16-2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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Nautilus problem - SOLVED - thankyou.

Hi, thanks for the quick reply.

$ nautilus gives me the following error in BASH:

Fred ~ # nautilus
nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libexif.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Fred ~ #

I did an emerge --search libexif and got:

Fred ~ # emerge --search libexif
Searching...
[ Results for search key : libexif ]
[ Applications found : 2 ]

* media-libs/libexif
Latest version available: 0.6.15
Latest version installed: 0.6.15
Size of files: 661 kB
Homepage: http://libexif.sourceforge.net/
Description: Library for parsing, editing, and saving EXIF data
License: LGPL-2.1

* media-libs/libexif-gtk
Latest version available: 0.3.5-r1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of files: 387 kB
Homepage: http://libexif.sf.net
Description: GTK+ frontend to the libexif library (parsing, editing, and saving EXIF data)
License: GPL-2


Fred ~ #

I tried re-emerging libexif and got the usual stuff plus this:


>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
>>> Original instance of package unmerged safely.
* If you are upgrading from a version of libexif older than 0.6.13-r2,
* you will need to do the following to rebuild dependencies:
* # revdep-rebuild --soname libexif.so.9
* # revdep-rebuild --soname libexif.so.10
*
* Note, it is actually safe to create a symlink from libexif.so.10 to
* libexif.so.12 if you need to during the update.
>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
>>> media-libs/libexif-0.6.15 merged.
>>> Recording media-libs/libexif in "world" favorites file...

>>> No packages selected for removal by clean
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.
* GNU info directory index is up-to-date.
Fred ~ #

What does rev-dep rebuild do? I tried it as a command but my system did not know it.

I also emerged libexif-gtk but that did not solve the problem - probably nothing to do with it.


I then investigated the bit about symlinking from libexif.so.10 to libexif.so.12 and got this:

Fred ~ # cd /
Fred / # find -name libexif.so.10
Fred / # find -name libexif.so.12
./usr/lib/libexif.so.12
Fred / #

So I created a symlink called libexif.so.10 to libexif.so.12

Fred lib # ln -s libexif.so.12 libexif.so.10
Fred lib #

I tried nautilus again and got:

Fred lib # cd /
Fred / # nautilus
calling convert '/tmp/.gnome_thumbnail.TRB7TT.0DN7TT' +matte -thumbnail 128x128 png:'/tmp/.gnome_thumbnail.TRB7TT'


plus a nice little window onto the root home directory!!



All working fine now thank you very much for your help.

Tim.
 
Old 06-16-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Pretty neato! Looks like you were able to use the BASH error hint to troubleshoot and fix your system. That's great!
 
Old 06-21-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Just had a bit of a telling-off from my friends on the Gentoo Forum! Creating a symlink is a bad idea and will cause big problems later.

Revdep-Rebuild comes as part of Gentoolkit which can be emerged quite easily. I deleted the symlink and ran revdep-rebuild. That fixed the problem properly.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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revdep-rebuild solved it for me on Gentoo also...

Just don't forgot to restart X afterward
 
  


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