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    Exclamation A warning to Crux users


    Before you do your next system update you must install gdk-pixbuf. This has apparently been broken out of the main gdk/gtk package and needs to be installed separately; otherwise the new version of gtk will not build. You need to install it with the -f option to force it to overwrite the existing /usr/lib/libgdk-pixbuf files.

    Why don't they tell us about this sort of thing? I checked in the 2.7 release notes and found nothing, and nothing came in the mailing list either. This is the kind of thing that gives Crux a bad name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    Before you do your next system update you must install gdk-pixbuf. This has apparently been broken out of the main gdk/gtk package and needs to be installed separately; otherwise the new version of gtk will not build. You need to install it with the -f option to force it to overwrite the existing /usr/lib/libgdk-pixbuf files.

    Why don't they tell us about this sort of thing? I checked in the 2.7 release notes and found nothing, and nothing came in the mailing list either. This is the kind of thing that gives Crux a bad name.
    Cranky, cranky Hazel! Documentation is something like standards - everyone has them, and they all miss something! Trust me, this sort of thing has made me become a ranting maniac on more than one occasion, so I fully commiserate! Anyway, at least you have the wherewithal to suss out the solution! As my mother would have said - atta girl!
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    These things happen with Gentoo as I'm sure you are aware Hazel, I think it's just one of those things we have to put up with as part of our quest for being geeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    These things happen with Gentoo as I'm sure you are aware Hazel, I think it's just one of those things we have to put up with as part of our quest for being geeks.
    I think it's worse with Gentoo, where I believe over-generalised USE flags can give you circular dependencies. But I never set out to be a geek. I just wanted the simplest (as in simplicity) and fastest Linux system that I could find and Crux happens to be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    I think it's worse with Gentoo, where I believe over-generalised USE flags can give you circular dependencies. But I never set out to be a geek. I just wanted the simplest (as in simplicity) and fastest Linux system that I could find and Crux happens to be it.
    Yeah. I ran into that during my first encounter with Gentoo. I quickly discovered that the minimalist use of USE flags was much better from a system stability and build success pov.
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