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[Archlinux] [Manjaro] lib32-freefont2 package
Frede Hundewadt
Frede Hundewadt Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2017-10-19 12:54
As of now 2017-10-19 19:46 CEST CrossOver is broken on Archlinux and derivatives.
An update to lib32-freefont to v2.8.1 prevents CrossOver from running any program - even simple stuff as the build-in notepad.exe.
The solution is to downgrade to a working version and block updating the library by blacklisting it in pacman.conf.
You can find an archive of lib32-freetype package on
You can downgrade the package by copying the link address for the desired package (not the .sig file) and paste it in a terminal.

For v.2.7.1 use this
sudo pacman -U 

For v.2.8 use this
sudo pacman -U

Blacklist from future updates
sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf

Locate the lines
# Pacman won't upgrade packages listed in IgnorePkg and members of IgnoreGroup
#IgnorePkg   =
#IgnoreGroup =

IgnorePkg  = lib32-freetype2 

You need to regularly check if an update to lib32-freetype2 has solved the problem as not to exclude updating the lib32-freetype2 package forever.

Link to forum post describing the error:
Robin Cook
Robin Cook
Posted 2017-10-31 18:15
Thanks for the help, i was having this issue with Manjaro, I don't like the idea of downgrading said library and black listing so i've found another way round it for now.

Downloaded "lib32-freetype2-2.7.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz" from

unarchived then dropped and dragged "", "", "" to "home/cxoffice/lib" folder.

Now Crossover seems to be working again, But again thanks for pointing this out.
Tri Mulya Saputra
Tri Mulya Saputra Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2017-11-08 01:11
hi robin,

thank you for the workaround, i can run my apps again without any issue
CHristoph Zaunmayr
Posted 2017-11-08 04:27
Debian Testing is also affected by this.
thx for the workaround.
Marcin Kurek
Posted 2017-12-03 13:00
Hmmm, I wonder can we expect update which fix this issue ? It was fixed in Wine quite some time ago (around 2.18 ?)
Vincent Povirk
Vincent Povirk  Staff Member
Posted 2017-12-04 15:39
The fix for this issue in Wine has been in the CrossOver 17 branch since early October. So it should work in the 17 betas now and in the final release when it comes out.

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