DPorts: GLib bug crashes applications linked with it

Warren Postma warren.postma at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 09:28:34 PST 2014

>> Xfce for its part is hardly usable because the panels and Thunar are
crashing at startup.

I have no problems launching XFCE4 panel (the dock area) or file manager
(thunar) on my brand new install. I suspect you may have some old shared
libraries or other broken dependencies? Have you tried uninstalling
all XFCE4 dependencies that were installed using pkgsrc and reinstalling
them all freshely with dports?


On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:33 PM, <srussell at prodigeinfo.qc.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just upgraded my DF station from 3.4 to 3.6. In the process, I
> decided to try dport. I compiled it myself, as usual. I need LDAP+Kerberos
> enabled, plus few other things.
> Overall, I'm very glad of it. DF 3.6 is running like a charm and I can now
> access some applications that were unavailable in pkgsrc.
> I had minor problems with the dports packages. For example, I had to
> compile and install the pkgsrc version of pam_krb5 because the version
> provided in dports does not work properly. VLC2 is also not working for me
> and was replaced by umplayer. Stuff like that.
> I have only one significant problem that affects mostly all applications
> using Glib, which includes wxGTK apps, including Seamonkey and LibreOffice.
> Every time that I try to open or save a file, a the popup window shows
> itself and works normally. But after a few seconds, the popup freezes and
> the application sends this message before crashing:
> «GLib (gthread-posix.c): Unexpected error from C library during
> 'pthread_mutex_lock': Resource deadlock avoided.  Aborting.»
> Xfce for its part is hardly usable because the panels and Thunar are
> crashing at startup.
> It looks like the problem affects any process that tries to read a
> directory or something related. Most of theses applications are totally
> functionnal otherwise.
> If anyone had this problem or have a clue of what's causing it, please
> reply to me.
> As for the rest, DragonFly really rocks! It got everything in hand to take
> the lead.
> Thanks,
> Stephane Russell
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