Fair enough--xfree86-shlibs on top of system-xfree86 has historically
been a major source for the problem, so that was why I made the
Assuming you have system-xfree86-43 installed, then the problem is with
pango1-xft2: its dependencies haven't been modified to allow for a
externally installed XFree86-4.3. The maintainer has been notified
before about this--and I'll do it again.
If you'd like, you can edit the package information file yourself to
make this work. Edit (assuming a default Fink setup)
root, and change the line
BuildDepends: xfree86 (>= 4.3.0), glib2-dev (>= 2.2.1-1), pkgconfig (>=
BuildDepends: xfree86 (>= 4.3.0) | system-xfree86-43, glib2-dev (>=
2.2.1-1), pkgconfig (>= 0.15.0-2), dlcompat-dev
On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 01:31 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:
> I don't have xfree86-shlibs installed. The gnome-desktop port was
> trying to install xfree86-shlibs, and claimed it was unable to because
> it conflicts with system-xfree86.
> I don't think that xfree86-shlibs installed anything on top of my
> external XFree86 installation, because it was never installed.
> My external XFree86 is 4.3, installed from the XDarwin package. I
> added quartz-wm and Xquartz to it, so I could run Apple's X11, but
> that's all I've changed.
> I think my log out problems have to do with how I'm starting the
> session. This is the relevant line in my .xinitrc:
> ssh -X user@... startxfce4
> I have a private key installed on the freebsdmachine so that it
> doesn't request a password. This works fine to start the session, but
> it cannot seem to log out cleanly.
> Alexander K. Hansen wrote:
>> For question #1, I think you have a different problem. Do you have
>> xfree86-shlibs and system-xfree86 installed? There was an error in
>> xfree86-shlibs-4.3.0-1 that let it be installed on top of an external
>> XFree86 installation. If you do have it installed you'll need to
>> a) Remove xfree86-shlibs by force:
>> sudo dpkg -r --force-all xfree86-shlibs
>> or use Fink Commander's Binary->Force Remove command
>> b) Reinstall your external XFree86 installation.
>> Also, if you aren't using XFree86-4.3, make sure that you don't have
>> packages whose names end in -xft2
>> 2) If your external XFree86 was 4.2, then having 4.3 libraries mixed
>> in due
>> to xfree86-shlibs may be contributing to your logout issue.
>> Alexander K. Hansen
>> Levitated Dipole Experiment
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: fink-users-admin@...
>> [mailto:fink-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of Mark
>> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 2:18 AM
>> To: fink-users@...
>> Subject: [Fink-users] gnome2 install problems
>> Two questions:
>> I get the following when trying to install gnome:
>> xfree86-shlibs conflicts with system-xfree86
>> system-xfree86 (version 4.2-6) is installed.
>> So, is it not possible to install gnome with XFree86 installed
>> What I really want to do is set up an elegant system whereby I can
>> log onto my FreeBSD server desktop from my OSX machine, and log onto
>> a window manager on that system.
>> I've been able to set it up so that I log on to the server via ssh
>> -X, and startup a WM environment with gnome-session or startxfce4.
>> However, when I log out, the WM performs the log-out procedure and
>> then X freezes. I have simply quit XDarwin to get out. Not a huge
>> deal, but kind of weird.
>> What is the best way to set this up? Ideally, I would like to have
>> the option of selecting between a gnome or xfce4 session on my
>> FreeBSD machine, which is why I was trying to install gnome via fink,
>> so I could use XDMCP from gdm (I use gdm on the FreeBSD machine).
>> Any suggestions? Thanks!
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