& libraries missing with latest ImaeMagick update..

Bug #1282851 reported by Martin Cigorraga on 2014-02-21
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Bug Description

Hello Damien:

can you please rebuild Emacs against the latest ImageMagick version? As I upgrade ImageMagick (I use it on a daily basis, just like Emacs) I've found that Emacs stopped working throwing with the following error message:
"emacs: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

Thank you very much for contributing this must-have PPA!
Best regards.

description: updated
affects: emacs-snapshot → emacs24 (Ubuntu)
Damien Cassou (cassou) wrote :

Dear Martin,

could you please report your bug to (which is my official issue tracker) instead of here (which is Ubuntu's)?

Then, could you please execute these lines and write the result in your bug report?

$ apt-cache policy emacs24
$ apt-cache policy libmagickwand5
$ lsb_release -c

Finally, could you please tell me all the steps to reproduce your problem starting with "emacs -Q"

Changed in emacs24 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
affects: emacs24 (Ubuntu) → emacs-snapshot

Here it goes (and sorry for the mess!):

## Before symlinking the libraries, see comment at bottom ##
j:0 ~ > apt-cache policy emacs24
  Installed: 24.3+1-2~ppa1~precise1
  Candidate: 24.3+1-2~ppa1~precise1
  Version table:
 *** 24.3+1-2~ppa1~precise1 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

j:0 ~ > apt-cache policy libmagickwand5
N: Unable to locate package libmagickwand5

j:0 ~ > lsb_release -c
Codename: luna <--- (Precise Pangolin)

j:0 ~ > emacs -Q
emacs: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Now, it's weird I can't find anywhere here at Launchpad the comment I posted right next to my above mentioned report where I stated that symlinking "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/" and "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/" (as seen on this VectorLinux forum post: solves the issue!

## After symlinking above libraries ##
j:0 ~ > emacs -Q
;; This buffer is for notes you don't want to save, and for Lisp evaluation.
;; If you want to create a file, visit that file with C-x C-f,
;; then enter the text in that file's own buffer.

(That is, opens Emacs in a buffer as expected...)

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

summary: - 24.3+1-2~ppa1~precise1 package
+ & libraries missing with latest
+ ImaeMagick update..
Damien Cassou (cassou) wrote :

Please report the bug on the correct issue tracker as stated on my previous comment.

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