Assertion failures from libICE

Jonathan Blanchard BlanchardJ at
Wed Aug 4 09:04:47 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Alan Coopersmith
<alan.coopersmith at> wrote:
> Jonathan Blanchard wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 09:30 -0300, Jonathan Blanchard wrote:
>>>> I got this rather puzzling problem with a self-built libICE, GUI
>>>> applications linked with it emit the following "warning" at startup :
>>>> _IceTransNAMEDOpenClient: Cannot open /tmp/.ICE-unix/854 for NAMED connection
>>>> _IceTransOpen: transport open failed for local/loki:/tmp/.ICE-unix/854
>>>> I'm using libICE 1.0.6 with all transports enabled at build time on
>>>> OpenSolaris(x86).
>>> Presumably because whatever the ICE server is that you're trying to
>>> connect to is linked against a libICE that doesn't include named pipe
>>> transports.
>>> - ajax
>> Any way to mimic that behavior when building libICE?
> The libICE delivered in OpenSolaris is built with the configure flag
> --disable-local-transport  (I don't know why off hand).
> --
>        -Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at
>         Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

Yep that fixed it thanks a lot. Makes sense I was wondering why it was
trying to connect to a named pipe instead of a socket.

I assume it's disabled in OSOL for compatibility with Solaris 10.


Jonathan Blanchard

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