just did a pacman -Syu and updated gtk/gnome and a bunch of other stuff (did my last -Syu about a week ago), did a startx and some weirdness started to happen, splash screen wouldn't go away and a message box about not being able to load libcroco.so.2 was hiding under the splash screen.
Had a hunt around and made a symlink for libcroco.so.2 to libcroco-0.6.so.3.0.0 and did a startx everything looks fine.
Anybody else had this problem?
Yes, i experienced the exakt same thing just a moment ago. I installed udev (and did a -Syu) but i think the problem came with udev. Got the exakt same problems you describe.
I installed udev about a week ago but didn't get the problem until todays upgrade so I assumed it was part of the new gtk/gnome stuff.
Yes, the same problem and same work-arount.
I have the same problem. It is a libcroco problem.
But I don't know how to resolv it.
yep, same problem. Aren't these packages supposed to be tested before release?
I edited the associated PKGBUILD file to revert it to CVS version 1.3 using the diff information, recompiled (srcpac -Sb libcroco, and some tricky downloads (jade source gave me problems, it did not download from 'ftp.debian.org')) and it works fine now.
My first downgrade!!!
after a couple of days with my symlink solution I don't think it is the optimal solution.
When I use wingide 2 it crashes at random intervals also when I quit from x windows there are messages that windows are trying to "set root to None" or something like that.
Does anybody have the previous libcroco in their /var/cache/pacman/ directory that they want to upload to somewhere?
Do what I did:
1.- srcpac -Sby.
2.- The file to edit is /var/abs/lib/libcroco/PKGBUILD and you can find the diff here: http://cvs.archlinux.org/cgi-bin/viewcv … ag=CURRENT
3.- srcpac -Sb libcroco
Maybe you will have to upgrade/install jade beforehand through pacman -S jade for the jade source did not download automatically from the debian site.
It worked for me