In my previous post about getting Pond running on Yosemite, I ran into an issue with the GUI. The CLI interface seems to be fully-functional and pleasant enough for me, but GUI-errors are no guid. So yesterday I tried to figure out what the problem was, and somehow fixed it in the process. Naturally I was not keeping detailed logs.
It went something like this.
First, I made sure I could run something else using GTK, so:
This technically ran, but produced a lot of warnings and errors, e.g.
(gtk3-demo:99098): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading theme icon 'image-missing' for stock: Icon 'image-missing' not present in theme (gtk3-demo:99098): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
which is possibly a related problem to the one I had with Pond, but given Pond now works for me, and I still get these errors, I suspect they have different origins/are not directly causally related.
becoming one with the error
So I tried to understand the actual error I was getting (from this log):
panic: (*gdkpixbuf._Ctype_struct__GError) (0x4383380,0x5c6be20)
Clarity was not forthcoming. I got to look at non-scientific code for a while, and I decided
gdk-pixbuf was to blame, but otherwise learned little. This isn't terribly surprising given my lack of knowledge of Go/gtk/OSX/etc. I tried. At least I had a witch (
gdk-pixbuf) to burn.
fun with reinstalling everything repeatedly
I thought about trying to test
gdkpixbuf.PixbufLoaderWithType("png") on its own, but I was lazy and foolish, so I just tried reinstalling
brew install gdk-pixbuf /usr/local/Cellar/gdk-pixbuf/2.30.8/bin/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache
I think this is when I introduced a new problem, thought 'damn, OK I'll just fix this problem and get back to carefully recording how I fix this GUI error', and in the process fixed the GUI. Naturally. The problem I introduced looked like this:
> client dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.0.dylib Referenced from: [$GOPATH]/bin/client Reason: Incompatible library version: client requires version 3101.0.0 or later, but libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.0.dylib provides version 3001.0.0 Trace/BPT trap: 5
Which looks suspiciously like a version got messed up, maybe because I installed
gdk-pixbuf individually, maybe because of magic. So I then uninstalled it, reinstalled
gtk+3 (which pulled
gdk-pixbuf down first; error persisted), reinstalled
gtkspell3, all to no avail. Then I did a
brew cleanup and it deleted some old versions and cached bottles. Determined to somehow update my
gdk-pixbuf (naively believing that the newest version of a thing must be the optimal one), I explored:
> brew info gdk-pixbuf gdk-pixbuf: stable 2.30.8 (bottled) http://gtk.org /usr/local/Cellar/gdk-pixbuf/2.30.8 (209 files, 4.3M) * Poured from bottle From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/gdk-pixbuf.rb ==> Dependencies Build: xz ✘, pkg-config ✔ Required: glib ✔, jpeg ✔, libtiff ✔, libpng ✔, gobject-introspection ✔ ==> Options --universal Build a universal binary ==> Caveats Programs that require this module need to set the environment variable export GDK_PIXBUF_MODULEDIR="/usr/local/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders" If you need to manually update the query loader cache, set GDK_PIXBUF_MODULEDIR then run /usr/local/Cellar/gdk-pixbuf/2.30.8/bin/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache
I don't feel proud of this, but I liked the sound of a 'universal binary' so I went for that.
> brew reinstall --universal gdk-pixbuf ==> Installing dependencies for gdk-pixbuf: sqlite, gdbm, makedepend, openssl, python, xz, gettext, glib, jpeg, libtiff, libpng, gobject-intros
. . . But then it was taking too long, so I cancelled it during
gettext. I'm so, so sorry.
The next event I have recorded in my logs was me uninstalling
gtk+3, then reinstalling
gtk+3. All for good measure. I then tried to cleanly reinstall pond, so
> cd $GOPATH > rm -r * > go get github.com/agl/pond/client
. . . and . .
> client Feb 1 02:03:50: Starting fetch from home server
It Just Worked.
I was hoping the
dylib problem would go away and I could return to my GUI issues, but nope. All fixed. I tried uninstalling things (
pond) in an attempt to recreate the original (or subsequent) issue(s), but it refused to be broken. I have a list of all the dependencies I installed during this fiasco, so I could in theory spend more time trying to break it again, or I could not.
Incidentally, after all of this, it transpires that that One Weird Trick:
> gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > $GOPATH/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache
is no longer required for
client to run. So that's fewer files and more GUIs, what could be better?