RE: Strange error message

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 13:09 +0100, James Wilde (Glocalnet) wrote:

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From: dia-list-bounces gnome org [mailto:dia-list-bounces gnome org]
Behalf Of Lars Clausen
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 20:32
To: discussions about usage and development of dia
Subject: Re: Strange error message

On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 13:58 +0100, James Wilde wrote:
I have just installed Dia and tested it by using it on a real job.
very impressed.

However, when I start it, I get an error message window coming up,
the text:

Could not find plugin init function
in `/usr/local/lib/dia/'

I'm running Dia under Ubuntu Edgy and the libxslt version is
build 1.  I don't know if there is a newer version that I should

It's not a problem with libxslt, but with the libxslt_filter plugin.
Sounds like you have that mentioned file left over from an old
source-based installation, and now you installed a packaged version
still finds the old library and doesn't like its binary interface.
Which version of Dia did you install?

I don't remember seeing my reply to this question on the list, so I'll
send it again.

I installed version 0.95.1 a couple of days before my last message.  No
earlier versions.

I note that libxslt is in /usr/lib, whereas libxslt_filter is in
/usr/local/lib, in line with the fact that dia places itself in
/usr/local.  Is it a conflict between my version of libxslt and the

Can you help me with a solution please?

It gives that error message when g_module_symbol fails to find
dia_plugin_init in  If you run nm on that file in
your installation (probably in /usr/local/lib/dia/,
dia_plugin_init should turn up.


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