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libpng version outdated, or need multiple versions?

Postby thoughts on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 am

Hello,

I'm trying to install a text editor called Adie:

http://www.fox-toolkit.org/adie.html

I've been using this for years on various Linux distros, but I've recently switched to LinuxMint, and Adie won't work now. First it gave this error:

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# ldd adie_x86-64_Linux
[...]
libpng14.so.14 => not found
libtiff.so.3 => not found


So I symlinked those filenames to my existing versions of those libraries, which seems to have worked for libtiff, but not libpng:

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# ldd adie_x86-64_Linux
./adie_x86-64_Linux: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng14.so.14: version `PNG14_0' not found (required by ./adie_x86-64_Linux)


So apparently this app (which is a binary directly from the project website) is built against PNG14, but my LinuxMint13 system only has PNG12.

Is there any good solution to this? There doesn't seem to be any newer version of libpng in the LinuxMint repositories, and from what I've read, if I try to manually install PNG14 next to my PNG12, it'll likely cause problems for other apps on my system.

Here's my system info: Linux soma 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks,

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Re: libpng version outdated, or need multiple versions? [SOL

Postby thoughts on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:32 am

Well, I was able to work around this problem by building the whole FOX toolkit from source, which got me a copy of Adie at /usr/local/bin/adie, which did not have this libpng problem because I built the toolkit without PNG support. See this thread/post for details:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/mess ... d=30175934

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