[plt-scheme] problems with drscheme and mred

From: David Gurvich (david.gurvich at verizon.net)
Date: Wed Nov 22 13:48:25 EST 2006

The problem is with the libXft source files.  You need to apply the following 
patch.  All it does is change XftNameUnparse from
_X_HIDDEN FcBool -> _X_EXPORT FcBool 
in xftname.c.  The problem occured in various versions of libXft and is an 
error upstream.

On Monday 20 November 2006 12:42, Juergen Lorenz wrote:
> Hallo,
> on my ArchLinux machine I have a serious problem, when I tried to run
> DrScheme: It will not start with the error message of MrEd: Undefined
> symbol XftNameUnparse. The mysterious thing about this message is:
> libXft.so is located in /usr/lib, according to the nm tool it contains the
> symbol XftNameUnparse and running ldd on mred points to libXft. Running
> ldconfig doesn't help, so I don't know, what to do.
> (I had installed the binary software with the latest ArchLinux package.
> Trying to build the software by hand doesn't work either: the build process
> is interruptet with the missing symbol reported again!). Can you help me?
> Thanks in advance!
> J. Lorenz
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