Inkscape-bin crash: was "Re: Inkscape crazy slow"

~suv suv-sf at
Wed Sep 30 02:27:30 PDT 2009

On 30/9/09 09:38, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> As for your new issue...
>> Dyld Error Message:
>>  Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib
>>  Referenced from:
>> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/DictionaryServices.framework/Versions/A/DictionaryServices
>>  Reason: Incompatible library version: DictionaryServices requires
>> version 10.0.0 or later, but libxml2.2.dylib provides version 9.0.0
> Well, /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib on my system (10.6.1) is of the correct
> version:
> $ otool -L /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib
> /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib:
>     /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib (compatibility version 10.0.0, current version 10.3.0)
>     /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 123.0.0)
>     /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.2.3)
>     /usr/lib/libicucore.A.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 40.0.0)
> where did you get your /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib?  Did you install your
> own copy of libxml2 over the one provided by the system?

This a packaging issue with older Inkscape v0.46 binary releases:
The offending library
> libxml2.2.dylib provides version 9.0.0
is included in ''.

Up to version 0.47pre1 Inkscape relied on $DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH in its
launcher script to make relocatable (see bug #392693 in
Inkscape: “Conflict between bundled and system libxml dylib”:

The packaging process for recent prerelease versions rewrites the
install-names of the included dylibs, executable and shared objects to
be relative to the executable to avoid library version conflicts as
shown by above quoted Dyld error message.

hth, ~suv

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