[Mageia-discuss] Dropbox GUI not working in Mageia (solution)

Alejandro López listas.apl at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 23:17:35 CET 2012

Greate news. I´ve been trying to solve this problem from time to time,
obviously without success. Thanks.

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Claire <eeeemail at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/03/12 12:19, Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Short version: rm ~/.dropbox-dist/libz.so.1
>> Long version:
>> A year or two back the Dropbox GUI (i.e. the traybar icon and the
>> settings disalog) stopped working in Mandriva, and the situation has
>> persisted on Mageia as well.
>> I have recently investigated the issue with the help of Dropbox Support,
>> and the root cause of the issue is that Dropbox bundles an old libz.so.1
>> which gets used instead of our libz.so.1. The problem doesn't affect
>> most other distributions because we are using the "--enable-libxml2"
>> build option of fontconfig, which makes it build against libxml2 instead
>> of libexpat, and our libxml2 requires zlib, while dropbox ships
>> zlib
>> The Dropbox developers are now aware of the issue and will fix it in a
>> future version. In the meantime, you can just remove the libz.so.1 file
>> from your ~/.dropbox-dist directory, and the GUI will start to work.
>> Note that it may reappear (Dropbox does automatic upgrades) later, and
>> if the issue isn't fixed properly by then, you need to rm it again.
> Thats great news, thankyou Anssi!
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