Tuesday, November 13, 2007

E17 via edevelop.org

Enlightenment may have the most stable CVS (actually SVN) repository in the business, but their Debian packages (via Edevelop.org) just flat-out suck.

After upgrading from my initial, stable install, I experienced problems with E17 crashing when the network went up or down (which happens frequently on a laptop). I took the time to upgrade again and poof! No more E17.

Running it from the command line via xinit gives the following error:

/usr/bin/enlightenment: error while loading shared libraries: libecore_evas.so.1 : cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Doing dpkg shows that libecore_evas1 is installed (as is libecore_evas0), but the specified shared library doesn't exist.

A dpkg -l of libecore_evas0 and libecore_evas1 shows the problem:

bash# dpkg -L libecore_evas0

bash# dpkg -L libecore_evas1

Someone forgot to include the .so in the package! Good going, guys.

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