pango upgrade breaks audacity and mozilla ports

Ben Crowell crowell04 at
Mon Jun 21 10:38:15 PDT 2004

I corresponded yesterday with Pav Lucistnik about a problem with the
pango port (see below). Thanks, Pav, for your suggestion of recompiling
the affected apps. (I would like to suggest, however, that the erroneous
error message be changed; the method it suggests for fixing the problem
doesn't actually work.)

Unfortunately, recompiling doesn't actually fix the problem in many cases.
On my system, upgrading pango broke the following ports: pan, audacity,
and mozilla. Recompiling fixed pan, but did not fix audacity and mozilla.
Audacity produces the same error message as before recompiling, and all text
is displayed as dots. Mozilla runs, and prints the usual message
"No running window found," but then silently dies without creating a window.

This is all with a recently cvsup-ed FreeBSD 5.2 system.

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 08:52:14AM +0200, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> V po, 21. 06. 2004 v 05:24, Ben Crowell pí¹e:
> > There seems to be a serious bug in the current version of the pango port. Presently,
> > I find that if I do a `make deinstall ; make reinstall' of pango (as demanded by
> > various ports that want the new version of pango), the result is a broken version
> > of pango. Attempting to run any app that uses pango then gives something like this:
> > 
> >   Error reading modules file
> >   ** (audacity:41939): WARNING **: No builtin or dynamically loaded modules
> >   were found. Pango will not work correctly. This probably means
> >   there was an error in the creation of:
> >     '/usr/X11R6/etc/pango/pango.modules'
> >   You may be able to recreate this file by running pango-querymodules.
> You must also recompile all applications linking to pango libraries.
> They are still using the old one.
> -- 
> Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
>               <pav at>
> And please, please, please add COMMENTS to your code. Reading
> uncommented PERL is like chewing on chunks of broken glass,
> only without the tasty blood sauce to go with it.
>   -- John Rowan in

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