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Old 11-06-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
wae
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Thunderbird (mozilla mail client) problem on linux - can't open libXft.so.2


I'm trying to install thunderbird (standalone mozilla mail client) on my linux system. The distro I use is Ark Linux (Red Hat-type config I think). After I download and unpack the tar.bz file, I cd to the directory and as root user I run "./thunderbird". What the console gives me is this -

"nsNativeComponentLoader: SelfRegisterDll(libgfx_gtk.so) Load Failed with error:
libXft.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

I'm new to linux, although I like it a lot, but I don't have an idea how to fix this.

Thoughts?

thanks,
William
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:14 AM   #2
guygriffiths
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From what I can remember, there are two versions of firebird to download, and so I assume there are probably two versions of thunderbird. Download the one that does't have Xft rendering enabled, or install the Xft package for your dist
 
  


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