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#1 2021-03-23 15:45:44

thejavascriptman
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Registered: 2020-02-11
Posts: 25

Possible missing dependency for `kitty` package

When I run a kitty command from a kitty terminal I get

OSError: Failed to load libstartup-notification-1.so with error: libstartup-notification-1.so.0.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

To to see the error open a kitty terminal and run any command similar to

kitty sh -c 'whoami && read'

It seems that the `startup-notification` package must be installed manually to solve this issue, however it is not declared as a dependency of `kitty`

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#2 2021-03-23 15:55:53

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 8,414

Re: Possible missing dependency for `kitty` package

Nope, nothing in the kitty package is linked to libstartup-notification-1.so.0.0.0. Make sure you're running what you think you are by checking `type kitty`, then check it with lddtree to see what's actually trying to load that library.

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#3 2021-03-23 16:02:52

progandy
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Registered: 2012-05-17
Posts: 4,225

Re: Possible missing dependency for `kitty` package

kitty tries to dynamically load that library: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty/blo … ktop.c#L33
It is not a fatal error, the missing library simply means that no startup notification is sent when using xorg. For wayland that library is useless.
https://specifications.freedesktop.org/ … latest.txt

It should maybe be declared as an optional dependency.


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