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Cannot startx after Fedora 26 upgrade. Infinality issue.

asked 2017-07-14 00:47:29 -0500

padraic gravatar image

So as the title says I have upgraded to Fedora 26 but now cannot start x (or Wayland) from the cli.

The error message is /usr/lib/libharfbuzz.so.0: undefined symbol: FT_Get_Var_Blend_Coordinate

Some googling convinced me that the issue relates to the infinality-ultimate font related packages.

In this blog post the solution is to reinstall freestyle and to remove freetype-freeworld.

I can do the first part but when I try the second dnf wants to remove 6gb of packages.

Other posters advise downgrading freetype-freeworld but this doesn't work either.

Any suggestions?

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rpm -e freetype-freeworld

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-07-14 01:59:44 -0500 )edit

When I try that I get "error : package freetype-freeworld is not installed". But still if I try to remove it dnf offers to take out ~6gb.

padraic gravatar imagepadraic ( 2017-07-14 05:53:21 -0500 )edit
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This looks like a conflict between freetype and freetype-freeworld. Which one do you have installed?

dnf repoquery --whatprovides libfreetype.so.6
Last metadata expiration check: 0:22:03 ago on Fri Jul 14 18:08:07 2017.
freetype-0:2.7.1-9.fc26.i686
freetype-freeworld-0:2.7.1-7.fc26.i686
villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-07-14 11:36:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-14 15:13:05 -0500

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So the solution was to do as suggested in the blog. The reason for my confusion was that I had both X64 and i686 versions installed. Only the x64 showed up for things like the 'rpm -e' command.

I removed the i686 versions and did as suggested in that blogpost and things worked then.

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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