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[Archlinux] [Manjaro] lib32-freefont2 package
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 https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/lib32-freetype2/
You can downgrade the package by copying the link address for the desired package (not the .sig file) and paste it in a terminal.
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/lib32-freetype2/lib32-freetype2-2.7.1-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
sudo pacman -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/lib32-freetype2/lib32-freetype2-2.8-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
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 = 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:
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 https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/lib32-freetype2/
unarchived then dropped and dragged "libfreetype.so", "libfreetype.so.6", "libfreetype.so.6.13.0" to "home/cxoffice/lib" folder.
Now Crossover seems to be working again, But again thanks for pointing this out.
thank you for the workaround, i can run my apps again without any issue
Debian Testing is also affected by this.
thx for the workaround.
Hmmm, I wonder can we expect update which fix this issue ? It was fixed in Wine quite some time ago (around 2.18 ?)
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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