libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

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libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 am

I am trying to get wxPython to install. One of its dependencies is libgtk-3-dev.

On a fresh install of Mint 18.3, Cinnamon desktop, I can successfully

sudo apt-get install -y libgtk-3-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libwebkitgtk-3.0-dev

and wxPython then installs. However, once I shut down and restart the system, it is hosed. It doesn't even get to the login screen. Just a blank screen with a non-blinking cursor in the upper left.

Any ideas?

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:45 am

Sorry, I didn't meant to submit two almost identical topics. I searched for my first one (this one) and couldn't find it...so I assumed I messed up the submission and re did it. Then...bam! there they both are :shock:
Last edited by Pierre on Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Zapped it for you !

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 am

More configuration information:

This is 64-bit Linux Mint Cinnamon, running in a VM with VMware player, on a Windows 10 host. I have it set up for 4 cores and 2GB of RAM.

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by JosephM » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:20 pm

I feel like we are missing some info here. Installing libgtk-3-dev from the stock repos most certainly shouldn't break your system. This is one of the first things I and every other Mint dev have to do on every new install. Do you have any PPA's enabled? Not sure why you are using the `-y` flag with apt-get install. It's normally a good idea to review what's going to happen when you install something like this to help avoid this exact situation.
When I give opinions, they are my own. Not necessarily those of any other Linux Mint developer or the Linux Mint project as a whole.

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:09 am

Good points. The reason I have the -y in there is I actually have a script that I put together that helps me set up in as automated a fashion as I can come up with. I got tired of it failing and forcing me to start over so I went that route.

I have not yet done the test where I start with ONLY mint + vmware tools and then ONLY install libgtk-3-dev. Now that I determined that my failure happens at that point, I will make it be the only lib I am installing, and I will get rid of the -y, of course.

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:06 am

Ok, so I greatly reduced the incident recreation to just the relevant VMWare stuff and only the libgtk3-dev lib, and it shows the issue.

To be clear, these were the steps:

1) Create new VMWare VM, with the Mint 18.3 ISO as the boot disc
2) Install mint. T hese were the configuration options. I went with defaults everywhere that I could:
- 20 GB split file VM
- I installed the 3rd party drivers
- US english keyboard
3) Install VMWare tools
4) Reboot
5) sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

And now this is how it boots:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9mpnqcugb9g0b ... 1.png?dl=0

Next steps:
Redo from scratch, this time with no VMWare tools

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Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to kill entire system (won't boot)

Post by kbrafford » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:41 am

Ok, the experiment has been reduced to simply:

1) VMWare Player new VM
2) Mint 18.3 installed in it, with defaults except yes to 3rd party drivers
3) reboot
4) sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

And it still hangs on the subsequent reboot

Is this a virtualization issue instead of a Software Application issue?

edit: BTW the same thing happens on Windows 10 host or Windows 7 host, if that helps.

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