XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

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LateJunction
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XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by LateJunction » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:59 am

I have just created a clean install of Mint 20 Cinnamon. I installed XnViewMP from the Software Manager. It started successfully and immediately informed me that a later version - 0.96.4 - is available. I downloaded the 64-bit DEB version and installed it in the way I have done for many DEB packages: just double clicking on the .deb file. Installation appears to have completed successfully, but selecting the programme in the Mint 20 Start Panel (in the Graphics category) does not result in the programme starting.

What additional information should I provide so that somebody can advise me what I have done wrong?

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Re: XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by cday » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:57 am

LateJunction wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:59 am
I have just created a clean install of Mint 20 Cinnamon. I installed XnViewMP from the Software Manager. It started successfully and immediately informed me that a later version - 0.96.4 - is available. I downloaded the 64-bit DEB version and installed it in the way I have done for many DEB packages: just double clicking on the .deb file. Installation appears to have completed successfully, but selecting the programme in the Mint 20 Start Panel (in the Graphics category) does not result in the programme starting.

What additional information should I provide so that somebody can advise me what I have done wrong?
There have been a number of previous reports about issues with launching XnView MP 0.96.4, and a possible need to edit a dependency of some kind, so if you haven't already done so you could search XnView MP General Support, Bug Reports, New and Reproduced pending a possible reply from Pierre... [I'm not adventurous and am staying with Mint 19.3 and an earlier version of 'MP for now... :wink: ]

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Re: XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by LateJunction » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:58 pm

You are quite correct: I didn't look assiduously enough at other forum entries. There are indeed a few people finding the same issue as me. On balance, I'm just going to wait for a resolution from the developer. I should have exercised better judgement and stayed with 19.3 for a few weeks more. Live and (fail to) learn.

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Re: XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by ben_sa2000 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:40 pm

Some old version of libfreetype started getting shipped in 0.95.
libfreetype depends on libfontconfig, but since libfontconfig is not provided in the archive and the system , we need to remove this old libfreetype version so that Xnview uses the system newer libfreetype.

sudo rm /opt/XnView/lib/libfreetype.so

Tip from AUR Archlinux
Working perfectly
Last edited by ben_sa2000 on Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by LateJunction » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:34 am

ben_sa2000 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Some old version of libfreetype started getting shipped in 0.95.
libfreetype depends on libfontconfig, but since libfontconfig is not provided in the archive and the system , we need to remove this old libfreetype version so that Xnview uses the system newer libfreetype.

sudo rm /opt/lib/libfreetype.so

Tip from AUR Archlinux
Working perfectly
Magic! (Aside from the omission of the directory 'XnView' in that command).

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Re: XnViewMP 0.96.4 doesn't open in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Post by xnview » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:31 am

ben_sa2000 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:40 pm
sudo rm /opt/XnView/lib/libfreetype.so

Tip from AUR Archlinux
Working perfectly
Thanks for the tip
Pierre.

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