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#1 2022-03-06 19:10:44

ziomarco
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[solved] libffi broke thunderbird

Hi all,
After doing pacman -Syu today I installed  thunderbird with no errors.
But it crash when executing:

[marco@arch32 ~]$ thunderbird
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.

I made a blind attempt to fix by installing libffi.so.7 from AUR: the error changed in:

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/thunderbird/libxul.so:
libicui18n.so.67: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.

but Thunderbird crashed anyway, so I removed that useless libffi.so.7 and stopped looking for other "random" solutions.
I understand that my solution was incorrect, but now I don't know what is the right thing to do....

Last edited by ziomarco (2022-03-08 19:09:01)

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#2 2022-03-06 22:28:45

levi
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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

Yes, reads like thuderbird needs a rebuild, but we'll have to see if that fixes execution or not.


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

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#3 2022-03-07 18:46:59

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

See https://bbs.archlinux32.org/viewtopic.p … 8530#p8530.
Thunderbird can currently not be rebuilt.

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#4 2022-03-07 21:23:58

ziomarco
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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

@abaumann installing libiffi33 as suggested did not resolve:   the error returned is the same as installing libffi.so.7 from aur

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#5 2022-03-08 00:33:33

levi
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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

Try also installing the icu68 shim package.

Apologies; brainfart.  That should have been the icu47 shim package of course.

Last edited by levi (2022-03-08 20:24:33)


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

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#6 2022-03-08 17:11:47

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

libicui18n.so.67: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

suggests icu67. ;-)
I'm pretty sure we need now icu67, icu68 and icu69 :-)

Let me test on my VM...

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#7 2022-03-08 17:47:55

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

So, installing libffi33 and icu67 are enough, for me thunderbird works on stable pentium4  and i686.

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#8 2022-03-08 18:42:04

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

pacman -Ql libffi33

libffi33 /usr/lib/libffi.so.7
libffi33 /usr/lib/libffi.so.7.1.0

Can you please check, that you see this library is installed?

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#9 2022-03-08 18:43:18

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

On a real i686 I get:

[1]    Illegal instruction           thunderbird (core dumped)

This sounds like a SSE2 problem, but on pentium4 it should work.

What architecture does pacman -Qi libffi33 show?

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#10 2022-03-08 19:06:53

ziomarco
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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

GREAT!
After installing libffi33 and icu67 thunderbird started working for me too!
My little HP Mini 110, born in 2010 is then still active and thanks you!

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#11 2022-03-08 19:08:11

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Re: [solved] libffi broke thunderbird

Cool. :-)

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