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[Debian Bullseye/Sid] HarfBuzz Version Too Old?

PokotaPokota Member Posts: 805
[email protected]:~/beamdog$ apt search harfbuzz | grep installed

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

gir1.2-harfbuzz-0.0/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libharfbuzz-bin/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed]
libharfbuzz-dev/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed]
libharfbuzz-gobject0/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed]
libharfbuzz-icu0/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed]
libharfbuzz0b/testing,now 2.6.4-1 amd64 [installed]

[email protected]:~/beamdog$ ./beamdogClient-2.1.11-x86_64.AppImage 
installed: X-AppImage-BuildId=eecf1560-45a5-11a9-2e73-1fe010890803 image: X-AppImage-BuildId=eecf1560-45a5-11a9-2e73-1fe010890803

(beamdogClient:2553620): Pango-ERROR **: 08:19:40.266: Harfbuzz version too old (1.2.7)

Trace/breakpoint trap



  • PokotaPokota Member Posts: 805
    edited April 2020
    I'm not very used to using AppImage packages. I suppose my questions are:

    1) Is there a bash script that checks for and enumerates unmet dependencies?
    2) Will I need to install a specific Harfbuzz/Pango package?
    3) Should I just bite the bullet and play the games through Steam (keeping in mind that I'm trying to avoid using Steam from the machine in question due to Valve being a butt about multiple machines signed into the same account running games at the same time, which puts this at odds with A Certain D&D-Licensee Idle Game)?

  • ghostdancerghostdancer Member Posts: 4
    Have the same problem, same distro. Did you get any solution?.

  • PokotaPokota Member Posts: 805
    No solution yet, we're largely waiting for Beamdog to have enough spare manpower to fix this.

  • hammershammers Unconfirmed, Member Posts: 1
    Same here, but on Archlinux.
    It would be great if someone of Beamdog could have a look into this sooner than later, as it renders their client, resp. games unusable/installable for the more recent distro releases. I also volunteer for alpha/beta testing :wink:

  • LostLost Member Posts: 1
    Same on LXQT ubuntu 20.04 build

  • ghostdancerghostdancer Member Posts: 4
    I have solved , I guess temporarily this problem for the launcher, I've downloaded some libraries from Debian Buster :
    • libpango-1.0
    • libpangocairo-1.0
    • libpangoft2-1.0
    • libharfbuzz0b_2.3.1
    uncompress them and copy the libs to the directory where the appimage resides . And it's working.
    For the launcher to work also from the menus I had to add
    to the desktop file
    The real solution would be for Beamdog to recompile/rebuild a new version with a more modern version of electron.

  • PokotaPokota Member Posts: 805
    When I tried doing that, I got
    [email protected]:~/beamdog$ ls -la
    total 55500
    drwxr-xr-x  2 pokota pokota     4096 Sep 18 19:35 .
    drwxr-xr-x 51 pokota pokota     4096 Sep 18 19:37 ..
    -rwxrwxrwx  1 pokota pokota 55312384 Apr 11 20:42 beamdogClient-2.1.11-x86_64.AppImage
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 pokota pokota       24 Feb  1  2019 ->
    -rw-r--r--  1 pokota pokota  1013440 Feb  1  2019
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 pokota pokota       24 Aug 25 08:46 ->
    -rw-r--r--  1 pokota pokota   329648 Aug 25 08:46
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 pokota pokota       29 Aug 25 08:46 ->
    -rw-r--r--  1 pokota pokota    63456 Aug 25 08:46
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 pokota pokota       27 Aug 25 08:46 ->
    -rw-r--r--  1 pokota pokota    96096 Aug 25 08:46
    [email protected]:~/beamdog$ ./beamdogClient-2.1.11-x86_64.AppImage 
    installed: X-AppImage-BuildId=eecf1560-45a5-11a9-2e73-1fe010890803 image: X-AppImage-BuildId=eecf1560-45a5-11a9-2e73-1fe010890803
    /tmp/.mount_isJFbw/usr/bin/beamdogClient: symbol lookup error: undefined symbol: hb_ot_metrics_get_position
    [email protected]:~/beamdog$ 

  • ghostdancerghostdancer Member Posts: 4
    I have the same , I get some errors but it launches , the only differences I see are minor version in some libs . The versions I got from Debian for libpango, libpangocairo and libpangoft2 are and yours are otherwise we have the same . Even though I',m on Bullseye I downloaded manually the libs from Buster repositories which are older and those are the ones I copied to the directory, 9hfg7rs0cpow.jpg

  • PokotaPokota Member Posts: 805
    The buster libs work, thanks.

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