Problems with emacs built against gtk3
Sat Dec 10 12:14:00 GMT 2011

Ken Brown <> writes:

> On 11/30/2011 6:54 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-11-30 at 11:17 +0100, Pavel Holejsovsky wrote:
>>> On 11/30/2011 4:51 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>>>> 2.  The pango warning can already be observed with the current Cygwin
>>>>> emacs after the recent update of the GNOME libraries.  To reproduce,
>>>>> install the emacs-X11 package and start emacs with the command `emacs&'
>>>>> in an xterm window.
>>>> I cannot reproduce this.  Does installing font-cantarell-otf help?
>>>> Perhaps another font?
>>> I can reproduce it, in fact almost every gtk-enabled application spits
>>> that out.  I tried stracing, and I think (but I'm not sure) that the
>>> warning appears after pango tries to load
>>> /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.dll ->  there is no
>>> /usr/lib/pango directory on my system, and it seems that no package in
>>> cygwin or ports repository provides it.
>> That's the clue I needed.  I switched pango to builtin modules over a
>> year ago in Ports to help minimize fork() errors, but that didn't reach
>> the distro until now.  If I'm right, removing /etc/pango/pango.modules
>> should fix it.
> That fixes it.  Thanks.

Unless I do:


I get the following error:

(emacs:4048): GLib-WARNING **: In call to g_spawn_sync(), exit status of a child process was requested but SIGCHLD action was set to SIG_IGN and ECHILD was received by waitpid(), so exit status can't be returned. This is a bug in the program calling g_spawn_sync(); either don't request the exit status, or don't set the SIGCHLD action.

** (emacs:4048): WARNING **: Abnormal program termination spawning command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=614770a5ea44ec425e4c57144ed14d5c --binary-syntax --close-stderr': 

[1]+  Segmentation fault      emacs

I have no /etc/pango/pango.modules file

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