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Date:      Sun, 28 Oct 2012 02:23:57 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Problem with libpng + Mozilla applications on FreeBSD 8.3
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On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:47:46 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> 
> On 28-Oct-12 01:49, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:43:11 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> >>> But Mozilla applications like Firefox and Thunderbird present
> >>> a peculiar problem - the buttons on the Tool bar/Menu bar do not
> >>> have any image on them.
> >>
> >>
> >> The problem is not Mozilla-specific. I built Opera web browser from
> >> ports, and that too has images missing from its buttons.
> >
> > It seems that the problem is in some dependency, not the "top port"
> > itself. This usually indicates that something in /usr/local is
> > dangerously out of sync, and in most cases, "wide re-installs"
> > solve such kind of problem.
> >
> >
> >
> >> Looks like I am going to have to contend with being less "image-inative"
> >> in the coming days.
> >
> > You just need to imagine the images. :-)
> 
> 
> Hello Poly,
> 
> > "wide re-installs"
> 
> Consider me a newbie here. How do I do wide-reinstall ?

That's nowhere a correct terminus technicus or established word.
It just means that, for example, if you update one small library
that is incorporated by a dependency of a dependency of a library
part of Gtk, you need to recompile everything in relation to Gtk,
all Gtk programs, libraries and dependencies.

Manually tracing down the dependency could be possible, and maybe
"manual overrides" with symlinks and libmap.conf can work, but
if you update something here, in conclusion something there, it
could lead to even more trouble, forcing you to do much more
updates than you are willing to perform.



> I don't mind 
> pulling in and building a few more ports as long as it is not the whole 
> GNOME2 metaport.

It could very well be the whole Gnome 2 metaport. :-(




-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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