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Old 05-12-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
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Eterm and enlightenment: libImlib issues

After running enlightenment on Red Hat 7.3 in a rock solid configuration for what seems to be forever .... I took the plunge and upgraded to 9.0.

(I am really beginning to build a rather big mean towards RedHat, BTW ... but that is another issue.)

Enlightenment and Eterm refused to come up, complaining that did not exist. A quick perusal of packages showed that during the upgrade, imlib was upgraded to 1.9.13-12. This rev provides OK .. being a simplistic fool I tried linking to this shared library (ln -s No luck.

I upgraded Eterm to the latest and greatest (which uses Imlib2) and went through the libast hassle and got Eterm back ... sort of. It seems to have lost the ability to render PNGs which makes certain aspects of its operation (using the pop up menu) difficult. Worse, it seems to lose its furry little mind when trying to select font sizes.

enlightenment, however, is still toast ... even after installing two RPMs allegedly built for Red Hat 9.

My own personal taste dictates that, compared to enlightenment, all other window managers are clunky. Surrender is therefore not an option. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. I am thinking of untarring an older version of imlib into /usr/local and playing some games with links and/or One would think there would be a way to get the two different imlib configurations to peacefully coexist ... I'm wondering which other of my favorite applications are going to terminate looking for ....

Seems like a lot of people are hassling with this one ... if I find a solution I will post documentation.
Old 05-12-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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I found something that worked.

There is a package that is supposed to fix this problem ...
imlib-1.9.14-2.i386.rpm. Note that if you try to upgrade imlib with this package you get warned about breaking dependencies on the libraries provided by RedHat. So I wanted to leave limlib-1.9.13-12 alone. I did a

rpm -i --relocate /usr=/usr/local imlib-1.9.14-2.i386.rpm

rpm -q now tells me that both versions are installed.

(Aside: The relocate may not be necessary. It looks like the package puts things in different places than RedHat uses for its imlib package ... /usr/X11R6/lib instead of /usr/lib for example. However when I tried to install without the --relocate I got whine out of rpm about breaking dependencies on

Installation does not create a link to the shared library so my next step was:

cd /usr/local/X11R6/lib
ln -s

Then, I edited /etc/ and added the line


After saving, I executed ldconfig.

Enlightenment started right up. I am running enlightenment-0.16.5-1 at the moment ... but the rpm file claimed to be adjusted for RedHat 9. It was downloaded from

Note that you can pick up the fnlib package here, too ... I did and that is what I used for this exercise. You can get imlib-1.9.14-2.i386.rpm off rpmfind ... it is from a PLD (?) distribution.

Hope this helps.



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