Ubuntu default link option -Bsymbolic-functions breaks Xfe

Bug #644645 reported by Roland Baudin on 2010-09-21
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fox1.6 (Ubuntu)
xfe (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xfe

Ubuntu default link option "-Bsymbolic-functions" breaks Xfe. This is because a number of FOX (the widget toolkit library) functions are redefined in Xfe for hacking and theming purpose. As a consequence, a number of Xfe features do not work at all. For example, some options are not retained and the control theme cannot be changed.
The solution to this problem is simply to build the Xfe package without the -Bsymbolic-functions link option.
This problem has been seen in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx with Xfe 1.32.1.
Hope you could fix the bug very soon!
Best regards,

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package fox1.6 - 1.6.37-1ubuntu2

fox1.6 (1.6.37-1ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * Link without -Bsymbolic-functions (redefined in Xfe for hacking and theming
    purpose). LP: #644645.
 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:14:08 +0100

Changed in fox1.6 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

please could you recheck with the rebuilt fox1.6?

Joachim Wiedorn (ad-debian) wrote :

I will test it in short with xfe 1.32.2 and give you feeback.

Joachim Wiedorn (ad-debian) wrote :

Ok, with version 1.32.3-1 (Debian) this problem is solved.
So this bug can be closed.

Changed in xfe (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Roland Baudin (roland651651) wrote :

The bug is present in Ubuntu 12.10. It seems that the fix in libfox 1.6.37-1ubuntu2 was removed.
Please reintroduce it in libfox-1.6.45.

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