Sigil on Fedora 14

Posted on 25 January 2011 by Paolo Bernardi

Because of Sigil, an e-book editor specifically tailored for the EPUB format.

While on Ubuntu 10.10 it didn’t give me any problem, I was unable to run the program installed with the binary package setup on Fedora 14. Trying to do so gave me the following error:

I/O error : No such file or directory
/usr/share/mime/application/xhtml+xml.xml:1: 
parser error : Extra content at the end of the document

^
./sigil.sh: line 25:  4787 Segmentation fault      
(core dumped) $dirname/$appname

After some investigations I figured out that this was accountable to some incompatibility with the QT libraries bundled within the binary installer with the system; so, a simple solution for this problem is to delete every lib* file under your root Sigil installation directory (e.g. rm /opt/sigil/lib*). Just the ones on the root, don’t touch these under “codecs”, “imageformats” and “iconengines”.

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