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Old 07-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
zasavage
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Upgrade killed X Missing libffi.so.6


Hi there

I wanted to see what cuurent looked like and used slapt-get

After it all installed i restarted and now x is dead

It says cant find shared libffi.so.6

Sorry cant give the whole error , typing from my phone


Regards

Lawrence
 
Old 07-23-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
audriusk
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You are missing libffi package which was recently added to -current.

Instead of blindly upgrading a better idea is to carefully read the ChangeLog and use slackpkg as follows:
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg clean-system
 
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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in -current this library is provided by the libffi package. But the shared version previously included in gcc-java has been removed, see changelog dated in Mon Jun 25 05:17:48 UTC 2012.

My guess is that somehow slapt-get misbehaved about this update.

Anyhow slapt-get's usage is *not* recommended to upgrade Slackware, better use slackpkg instead. Let me quote "man slackpkg"
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Slackpkg can be used to upgrade the whole distribution.
       The usual way is to do:

            # slackpkg update
            # slackpkg install-new
            # slackpkg upgrade-all
            # slackpkg clean-system
For now, check if libffi is installed (version included in -current and if not, install it.

EDIT audriusk was faster than me...
 
  


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