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Old 03-16-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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GNOME fails to load after installing Pango and GLIB et al

Hi everyone.

Please could someone help me? I have been learning Linux for only a few weeks, and have hit a major problem trying to install the precursors for GTK+ 2.8.15 yesterday. I needed this to read a .CHM file to help with another application I've succesfully installed on RH9 (SAP Netweaver), but I've fell to earth with a thud .

The symptoms are explained almost exactly in Bugzilla 111821. Specifically, I get

(xconf. Py:5568): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: specified class size for type ‘PangoXftFontMap’ is smaller than the parent type’s ‘PangoFontMap’ class size.

(xconf. Py:5568): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed.

/usr/share/redhat-config-xfree86/redhat-config-xfree86: line 2: 5568 Segmentation fault
python 2.2 /usr/share/redhat-config-xfree86/ $@

I first installed the latest releases of pkg-config, then GLIB, then Cairo then Pango and then ATK. When I tried to install GTK+ it gave me the following error

configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.8.5 atk >= 1.0.1 pango >= 1.9.0 cairo >= 0.9.2) were not met.

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively you may set the BASE_DEPENDENCIES_CFLAGS and BASE_DEPENDENCIES_LIBS environment variables

to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.

It was after I installed again using ./configure –profile /usr that things stopped working.

Bugzilla comment from Jakub Jelinekon said to see duplicates in /etc/ Specifically ,, and both exist in /usr/lib/ and /lib/ and exists in /usr/lib/ and /usr/X11R6/lib/.

When I edit /etc/, I see only four lines:


If I change /usr/X11R6/lib to /usr/lib and compile with ldconfig, xfs will not start with message ( and gnome still wont load):

xfs: error while loading shard libraries cannot open shared object file. No such file or directory

Is make clean an option now ? Any help would be so appreciated.


Old 03-17-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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yes you have overwritten some gnome core libs with newer ones
you will have to continue on with compiling gnome or revert to distro packages again (ie reinstall the older packages you messed up)


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