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Old 11-26-2018, 04:08 PM   #16
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willysr same results with a new user

kgha yes i rebuilt all the mate packages
 
Old 11-26-2018, 04:35 PM   #17
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willysr same results with a new user

kgha yes i rebuilt all the mate packages
 
Old 11-26-2018, 05:53 PM   #18
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Hm.. if that affects new user then maybe it's system-wide issue
Did you have a blacklist entries in your slackpkg's blacklist file?
And please make sure you have a full installation of Slackware and do not use custom installation.
 
Old 11-27-2018, 02:39 AM   #19
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yea only things in slackpkg blacklist is
[0-9]+_SBo
[0-9]+alien
 
Old 11-27-2018, 09:54 AM   #20
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can you list all the SBo package in your machine?
somehow some packages were included in the -current tree now
 
Old 11-27-2018, 10:39 AM   #21
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Just a thought, the OP reported that Mate and all dependencies were rebuilt and no joy. How about checking the LD_LIBRARY_PATH for stray .la files?

Code:
bash-4.4# ls /{,usr/}lib{,64}/*.la
ls: cannot access '/lib/*.la': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access '/lib64/*.la': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access '/usr/lib/*.la': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access '/usr/lib64/*.la': No such file or directory
bash-4.4#
If the output isn't the same as above and .la files are listed then it could be a stray .la file messing with the rebuilds. Pat's recommendation can be found in the Thu Apr 19 01:04:06 UTC 2018 -current changelog.

Code:
Thu Apr 19 01:04:06 UTC 2018
Hi folks, and welcome to the third ever Slackware Mass Rebuild (and the
longest ChangeLog entry in project history). There were two primary
motivations for rebuilding everything in the main tree. The first was to
switch to the new C++ ABI. The second was to get rid of all the .la files
in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Really, having .la files installed has been mostly
obsolete since things began to use pkg-config instead, but it's not easy
to get rid of them unless you do it all at once. If you just take them out
of one package, any other packages containing .la files that refer to the
removed ones will be broken. We've removed a few here and there before
(and then handled any packages that had referred to them with a rebuild),
but it was time to finally remove all the ones in /lib{,64} and
/usr/lib{,64}. One of the reasons that this really needed to happen is that
many projects are starting to migrate to build systems other than autotools,
and those systems do not generate .la files. So if we didn't get rid of them
now, we might end up in a situation later on where they are being removed
by upstream and then we would have to chase down the dependency breakage and
recompile (possibly many) other packages. The .la files that are outside of
the LD_LIBRARY_PATH were not removed (and shouldn't be) - those ones are
often used by the lt_dlopen() function to load plugins and removing those
ones can break things. But those ones don't cause problems... they aren't
likely to try to infect .la files produced by other packages.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any third party or other packages installed on
your system that don't come with Slackware, and those packages have installed
any .la files, it is very likely that they refer to some .la files which we
have just removed, and that trying to compile against these packages will no
longer work. Luckily, the solution is simple: remove them. This command will
remove any stale .la files from the LD_LIBRARY_PATH:
rm /{,usr/}lib{,64}/*.la
Moving forward, nothing shipped in Slackware will contain any .la files in
those directories, and any SlackBuilds intended to be used with Slackware 15.0
should contain this bit of script:
# Don't ship .la files:
rm -f $PKG/{,usr/}lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/*.la
Just trying to rule out potential issues.
 
Old 11-27-2018, 10:52 AM   #22
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orbea yea i think thats my only option at this point

actually how can i? all the mirrors will be overwritten with the new packages eh?
I would grab the previous source and slackbuilds and rebuild them, starting with the ones that look most likely to be related. Hopefully doing so will reveal which upgrade caused the regressions. It might be tedious, but reading this thread I am not sure there is a better option.
 
Old 11-28-2018, 04:55 PM   #23
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after applying the updates of Wed Nov 28 mate magically started working again.

i dunno *SHRUG*
 
Old 11-28-2018, 06:44 PM   #24
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Nothing in that update relates to MATE .....
 
Old 11-28-2018, 07:02 PM   #25
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i dont know what to say. it works perfectly now
 
Old 12-02-2018, 11:48 AM   #26
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Mate broke

Hello,
I did the updates but a lot of programs are not working like Mate terminal, xfce4-terminal, firefox, clementine, caja, pluma and plenty of others. I did remove a few *.la files. I have nothing in the file /etc/slackpkg/blacklist related to my issue.
But other programs are still working like the rxvt-unicode terminal, Mate calculator, Mate system monitor, Orage, and others as well. The problem is when I try to launch firefox or one of the broken programs from the terminal nothing happens. I don't even get an error or a warning.
A few days ago I couldn't even get a graphical session, it was complaining about libgraphite2 missing and libpsl. I had to ssh and use scp with the Slackware packages of these programs.
Now I can enter a graphical session but I can't use too many programs.
Any idea on how to continue?
Best regards,
pourpier
 
Old 12-02-2018, 11:55 AM   #27
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I would suggest making a new thread so more people see. Its hard to say without error messages, but my guess is that you should make sure this is a full install of Slackware and that you fully updated including installing new packages and removing old packages.
 
Old 12-02-2018, 06:06 PM   #28
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Try running
Code:
slackpkg install-new
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:21 AM   #29
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Mate broke

Yes, I received the same tip from Alien Bob and this solved my issue. I didn't know the install-new option of slackpkg was mandatory. I had thought that I could have a look at it and choose the new packages I could be interested in.
I didn't know they were so closely related to packages already installed.
I have to say that I don't use Slackware that often and I began to read about it last year from time to time.
Anyway, thanks a lot to Eric and to you.
Best regards

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