Problems with emacs built against gtk3

Ken Brown
Tue Dec 13 18:51:00 GMT 2011

On 12/9/2011 8:39 PM, wrote:
> 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:
> GSETTINGS_BACKEND=memory emacs&
> 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

Removing /etc/pango/pango.modules was to get rid of a pango warning that 
a lot of people were getting.  Yaakov explained how to get rid of the 
error you're talking about here:


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