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#1 2021-10-25 14:33:25

cx
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libffi.so.7 troubles

Hi guys!

Since a couple of days I can't rebuild xmonad due to missing libffi.so.7 complaints.

And I even can't start X anymore, so I'm running sway. – Then starting e.g. thunderbird from an xterminal it also states:

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/thunderbird/libxul.so:
libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.

This is probably related to a recent system update, according to the hits in this forum.

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#2 2021-10-25 15:14:02

levi
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

Might be a result of the fix of this


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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#3 2021-10-25 15:45:39

cx
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

Well, maybe.
But what is one supposed to do then?

Last edited by cx (2021-10-25 16:36:10)

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#4 2021-10-25 18:10:30

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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

https://bugs.archlinux32.org/index.php? … ask_id=213

yes, thunderbird doesn't rebuild anyway due to rust issues.

and xmonad I triggered.

I think, I'll publish the libffi33 package in community (currently only in build-support). This at least keeps software running which
currently cannot be rebuilt.

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#5 2021-10-25 18:11:30

abaumann
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

..and I'll make an official announcment about the libffi33 shim package..

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#6 2021-10-26 13:11:42

cx
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

Awesome, looking forward to it! ^^

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#7 2021-10-26 16:47:23

levi
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

FWIW the post was already made at half past 6 yesterday evening.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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#8 2021-10-26 21:31:24

cx
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

I installed libffi33, it wasn't even on my system.

That helped a bit – in a way. Xmonad can be recompiled, and X gets started. However, I cannot do anything in it, and it crashes when e.g. attempting opening a terminal. That's what the log complaints:

...
[   136.254] (EE) 
[   136.254] (EE) Backtrace:
[   136.255] (EE) 0: /usr/lib/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x52) [0x560962]
[   136.255] (EE) 1: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0x145862) [0x56b862]
[   136.255] (EE) 2: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xb7f07560]
[   136.255] (EE) 3: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_vsyscall+0x9) [0xb7f07549]
[   136.255] (EE) 4: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (gsignal+0xc8) [0xb7a408a8]
[   136.255] (EE) 5: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (abort+0x122) [0xb7a29387]
[   136.255] (EE) 6: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7a0c000+0x1d259) [0xb7a29259]
[   136.256] (EE) 7: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7a0c000+0x2ca0d) [0xb7a38a0d]
[   136.259] (EE) 8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libexa.so (0xb6c30000+0x29fb) [0xb6c329fb]
[   136.259] (EE) 9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libexa.so (0xb6c30000+0x4391) [0xb6c34391]
[   136.259] (EE) 10: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0xb3342) [0x4d9342]
[   136.259] (EE) 11: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0xdf16a) [0x50516a]
[   136.259] (EE) 12: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0xb6cba000+0x4ba47) [0xb6d05a47]
[   136.259] (EE) 13: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0xb6cba000+0x4de21) [0xb6d07e21]
[   136.259] (EE) 14: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0xb6cba000+0x40e69) [0xb6cfae69]
[   136.259] (EE) 15: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0x186c43) [0x5acc43]
[   136.259] (EE) 16: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0xeb0ec) [0x5110ec]
[   136.260] (EE) 17: /usr/lib/Xorg (0x426000+0x2a437) [0x450437]
[   136.260] (EE) 18: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xed) [0xb7a2a98d]
[   136.260] (EE) 19: /usr/lib/Xorg (_start+0x35) [0x450c55]
[   136.261] (EE) 
[   136.261] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[   136.261] (EE) Caught signal 6 (Aborted). Server aborting
[   136.261] (EE) 
[   136.261] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[   136.261] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/mito/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   136.261] (EE) 
[   136.271] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

In sway, I am able to open a terminal or a couple of apps such as xed. – Yet both thunderbird and firefox get started but crash after a few seconds, or when trying to make something with them.

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#9 2021-10-26 22:22:32

levi
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Re: libffi.so.7 troubles

I don't think that stacktrace shows who issued kill signal 6 (which is SIGABRT so it seems reasonable for X to abort in response), but that would be worth knowing I think.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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