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Old 12-04-2017, 05:36 AM   #1
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xset fails with missing library libXfontcache.so.1


I use xset to turn off screen blanking and dpms on a monitor I leave err.... monitoring stuff. I got fed up having to move the mouse every now and then to bring the screen back to life.

Anyway, sometime after one of the last updates the xset command now fails with...

xset: error while loading shared libraries: libXfontcache.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I've checked and the library is definitely missing. Checking on packages.slackware.com I can find a package libXfontcache-1.0.5-i586-2.txz in 14.2 and a 64 bit version in current 64 bit. It doesn't show up in current 32 bit.

I'm running Slackware current 32bit.

Can anyone else confirm the library is missing on 32 bit current or is it just me?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 05:57 AM   #2
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It seem you have right this package is missing on osuosl.org (current) and also on slackware.com

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:02 AM   #3
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most probably it's an oversight (maybe it got removed with libXfont), but you can easily rebuild it yourself using the sources: in your slackware-current mirror go in the /sources/x/x11 subdirectory and do
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./x11.SlackBuild lib libXfontcache
 
Old 12-04-2017, 06:03 AM   #4
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64-bit current seems to still be using the same version that was already in 14.2 so I'd wager that installing the 32-bit version from 14.2 would work fine as well for now.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 06:05 AM   #5
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64-bit current seems to still be using the same version that was already in 14.2 so I'd wager that installing the 32-bit version from 14.2 would work fine as well for now.
yes, most probably that will work too.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 06:20 AM   #6
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I was already going down that line. Have downloaded and installed the 14.2 32bit libXfontcache-1.0.5-i586-2.txz package and xset is working again. Looks like this package hasn't changed in a while so must have been accidentally deleted from the package list on 32 bit current.

I'm happy now

Anyone know how to flag this up? Or will just posting here do the trick?

Last edited by MarkVickers; 12-04-2017 at 06:23 AM.
 
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:33 AM   #7
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I would say that sooner or later this thread will likely get noticed by the powers that be.

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most probably it's an oversight (maybe it got removed with libXfont)
This is a very good theory. This -current iso generated a day before the libXfont removal still has libXfontcache on it:
http://ftp.uio.no/pub/linux/slackwar...e-current-iso/

(I am sure that the Norwegians will appreciate me downloading a multi GB iso from them just to check a small package file in it...)

Unsurprisingly, but just to confirm: the libXfontcache-1.0.5-i586-2.txz on the iso is the exact same file as the one that can be found on any mirror carrying 14.2. So, you're good.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 02:45 PM   #8
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The package seems to be back in slackware-current/slackware/x/ on well-synced mirrors. Thanks for spotting the issue.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 04:38 PM   #9
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changelogs, say is removed

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x/libXfont-1.5.3-i586-1.txz: Removed.
im not sure , but probablu xset can rebuild against libXfont2 , or need to rescue this one ?
 
Old 12-04-2017, 04:44 PM   #10
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im not sure , but probablu xset can rebuild against libXfont2 , or need to rescue this one ?
xset doesn't use libXfont1 or libXfont2.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 04:29 AM   #11
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After Mondays micro upgrade just involving the pan package my 32 bit current is no longer flagging libXfontcache-1.0.5-i586-2 for removal on the "slackpkg clean-system" command.

This is now solved.
 
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