I am trying to figure out how to handle the lack of dependency resolution in Slackware.
I installed Gnumeric from slackware.pkgs.org, but it won't run with a number of
** (gnumeric:10645): CRITICAL **: go_conf_[whatever]: assertion 'parent || key' failed
errors and eventually
gnumeric: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libspreadsheet-1.12.34.so: undefined symbol: gtk_widget_path_iter_set_object_name
ldd, no useful shared libraries are missing (to be sure I checked the output of
ls). However, two symbols are undefined :
$ ldd -r /usr/bin/gnumeric […] undefined symbol: gtk_widget_path_iter_set_object_name (/usr/lib64/libgoffice-0.10.so.10) undefined symbol: gtk_widget_path_iter_set_object_name (/usr/lib64/libspreadsheet-1.12.34.so)
I don't see any missing library if I run
ldd on those two libs, but indeed I find a large number of missing symbols :
$ nm -D /usr/lib64/libgoffice-0.10.so.10|grep U|wc -l 1253 $ nm -D /usr/lib64/libspreadsheet-1.12.34.so|grep U|wc -l 2234
Are there still some package missing, or do some installed package to be upgraded ? (I'm guessing gtk+3) And how do I find this out ?
NB : I am not interested (yet) in automated tools to resolve dependencies (e.g.
slapt-get or switching to Salix).
NB2 : FWIW, I managed to get Gnumeric working by installing the
goffice packages provided by another contributor on slackware.pkgs.org, but obviously the generic question about how to find out what is missing and how to solve dependencies without testing all available packages combinations remains.