libxcb-xlib fallout fun
- From: Anonymous <cripto@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 10:34:25 +0200 (CEST)
I just wanted to give a big 'thank you' to the brainiac that decided
it was a good idea to rip out a major piece of X11's foundation after
the fact that many, many people have been using and building on it for
years now. When you go to update your X11 install, you get hundreds of
programs dynamically linked against a shared library that doesn't
exist anymore. Trying to spoof around it and leaving that library
in-system still results in breakage, but with undef'ed symbols.
/usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0: undefined symbol: _xcb_lock_io
Build anything with libtool and it wants libxcb-xlib.la
constantly. Fgrep'ing though the system and you'll see it's infected
with libxcb-xlib.la worse than a Microsoft Windows machine is infected
with malware. The only real solution is rebuild. Nearly
everything. Everything from wireshark to emacs, php to gimp,
pangocairo to gtk, to the kitchensink, you're in for weeks and weeks
of fun. I've had two weeks of "fun" myself so far, with no end in
With this little insightful change, almost every unix-like system
is now hosed:
I'm wondering about the author's address, so I know where to send the
anthrax, letter bombs, sharp pointy objects, etc. If someone even
mentions xcb, run screaming in the opposite direction.
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