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Old 05-10-2020, 09:24 AM   #1
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freetype upgrade for -current May 9 breaks wine


After upgrading freetype to latest 2.10.2 version, wine applications either don't start or start partially (my wine version is Eric's wine-5.6 package).

Trying to run a wine app from terminal gave the message that freetype couldn't be found.
Downgraded to freetype-2.10.1 and all is well...

The sole difference between the old and new version seems to be that /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.17.1 is replaced with libfreetype.so.6.17.2.

Any clue to why wine can't handle that change?

Oh, and yes - I run -current multilib, and I did create a freetype compat32 version and upgraded that, too...

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Old 05-10-2020, 09:34 AM   #2
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Working just fine here, but, then, I just run a simple ms-windows application from 1994, "The American Heritage Electronic Dictionary". All the fonts look as they should.
 
Old 05-10-2020, 09:57 AM   #3
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I only run four applications on wine:
Harzing's Publish or Perish - works with the latest freetype upgrade but leaves a residual "blob" on the desktop after closing.
A simple ms-application (church records database) - starts, but with broken search engine
Softmaker's FlexiPDF - won't start.
Adobe ADE - won't start.

Update - tried the following:

Reinstalling wine - no change
creating a fresh prefix - no change (I get the "Wine cannot find the FreeType font library" message)
tried a dirty trick creating a symlink /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.17.1 pointing at 6.17.2 (with symlinks libfreetype.so and so.6 pointing at the new symlink) - no change

To me it seems as there's something in the new libfreetype library that causes this.

Last edited by kgha; 05-10-2020 at 12:54 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2020, 01:09 AM   #4
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Solved.
I remembered that I had one other 32 bit program installed, namely acrobat reader. Trying to start that with the latest freetype gave me the error message
Code:
/opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libbrotlidec.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
et
This is a consequence of the latest freetype having support for woff 2:
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa....10.2-Released

Created/installed a brotli-1.0.7 compat32 package, acrobta reader and all my wine apps run again

Last edited by kgha; 05-11-2020 at 02:04 AM.
 
  


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