Re: xdm problems
On Sat, Sep 08, 2001 at 06:07:05PM +0200, Daniel Lichtenberger wrote:
> First of all, X seems to run ok when started with startx. However, xdm
> boils out at the end of the initialization process with (from
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xrdb: error while loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6:
> cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
> xdm error (pid 254): /usr/X11R6/lib/libXdmGreet.so: cannot open shared
> object file: No such file or directory while loading
> I don't understand the first line, because libXmu.so.6 exists and
> /usr/X11R6/lib is in the /etc/ld.so.conf. Also, "ldd /usr/bin/X11/xrdb"
> gives me the following:
> libXmu.so.6 => /X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6 (0x01027000)
> So I don't see where the problem when loading the "shared object file"
> might be.
ld.so.conf is a Linux-thingie, it's not used on the Hurd. The real solution
is to use DT_RUNPATH (not RPATH!) when linking the executable, but this will
have to wait for the next major binutils version. The reason it works for
you is thta you have LD_LIBRARY_PATH set, I would guess (like in
The reason it doesn't work with xdm is that this program ignores the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH env variable for security reasons. You can configure this,
though. I forgot the details but somewhere in /etc/X11/xdm you can tell it
to not ignore the value, or even set it to some fixed value.
> libXdmGreet.so doesn't exist on my system, I read somewhere at google
> groups that this library is (or should be) linked statically on i386
> platforms (it doesn't show up with ldd either).
Dunno right now, but any difference from how it is handled on Linux would
show up in the X Manifest check when building the packages. Try the above
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