Problem loading Xfce-4.2.0 on Slackware-10.1

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed May 4 22:43:01 CEST 2005


What does ldd gives on xfce4-session? That should tell you what dynamic
libraries are used.


On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 12:57 -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Wed, 4 May 2005, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> > g_option_context_new() is in glib since version 2.6 while xfce 4.2 is
> > targeted at gtk+-2.2.
> Olivier,
>    OK. But, it should work with gblib-2.6.x. On this box (running
> Slackware-10.0 and xfce-4.0.6), glib2-2.6.0 and gtk+2-2.4.10 are installed.
> On the newly-upgraded box, glib2-2.6.1 and gtk+2-2.6.1 are installed.
> > Since the relocation error occurs in gtk while the symbol is defined in
> > glib, I think your problem is that you have a mismatch between the gtk
> > version and the glib version installed on your system, but I don't think
> > it's an error from Xfce.
>    Now you've gotten me quite confused. :-) This box (xfce-4.0.6) has the
> mis-match between glib2 and gtk+2 versions, but it works. The other box
> (xfce-4.2.1) has no mis-match with glib2 and gtk+2, yet doesn't work.
>    Have you any suggestions on resolving this conundrum? Should I build xfce
> from source so it links with the libraries (-2.6.1) installed on that box?
>    The only problems I've had with xfce upgrades over the years have been
> mis-matched glib and gtk+ libraries and with wanting to see "keyboard"
> with a lowercase 'k' instead of the default 'K'. (But, now it's "kbd" instead
> of the spelled-out word. Shrug.)
> Thanks,
> Rich

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