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Ed Griffiths edgrif at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Mar 8 03:44:32 EST 1999


I am responsible for/can explain this error. X Windows only became
signal safe with release 6, I added code to acedb so that when compiled
on a system with X 11r6 we would use the new, safe signal handling
mechanism (but if compiled on a system with X 11r5 this code is not
included). What has happened here is that the binary you are using was
compiled on a system with X11r6 but the system you are using has X 11r5,
hence when the loader tries to load xace it cannot find the new signal
handling call for X 11r6.

OK, so what are the remedies.....if you know how to run 'make' you could
build xace yourself on your system (all the stuff to do this is
available at the acedb ftp site), you could ask for your system to be
upgraded to X 11r6. Otherwise, for now you will need to drop back to
your previous version of Xace.

The onus is really on us acedb developers to provide binaries that will
work with both levels of X Windows, I will post again to this forum when
this is done....it is a priority. I apologise for the inconvenience
caused, mail me direct if you need any further explanation or help.

cheers Ed

| Ed Griffiths, Informatics Group,                               |
|               The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, |
|               Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK                  |
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