Re: xscanimage won't start

Jeremy Rosenberger (
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 14:44:17 -0700

Mathias Koerber wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Dec 1997, Jeremy Rosenberger wrote:

[ snipped: description of problem using xscanimage ]

> Try running xscanimage under strace, ie
> $ strace -o /tmp/scan.trace xscanimage ....
> Them examime the output file for signals and other errors.

I tried this and found out that xscanimage (along with the jpeg plug-in)
were linking to X11 libraries that were in turn linked to libc5 (RedHat
5.0 uses libc6). Actually the executables ended up being linked to libc5
*and* libc6, which seems to be the root of a number of problems I've
been having. At this point, putting /usr/X11R6/lib in the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH before the directory containing the libc5-related
libraries did the trick.

Thanks for the assistance! I hope this helps someone else as well.



Jeremy Rosenberger *

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