[Pkg-allegro-maintainers] Bug#382920: messages "Xlib: unexpected async reply" from allegro

Emmanuel Anne manu at absysteme.fr
Mon Aug 14 07:12:22 UTC 2006

Package: liballegro4.2
Version: 2:4.2.0-5

Allegro gives this message randomly when launching a program using its
gui features (like raine : http://www.rainemu.com/) :
Xlib: unexpected async reply

Well apparently this message is because of Xlib calls made from
different threads. The errors happens when launching the program, even
before the X11 window appears, but it doesn't happen all the time (I'd
say maybe 1 time on 3 launches ? - rather often).
Once you get this message, the program is frozen, and you have to kill
it with Ctrl-C.

The bug DOES NOT happen with allegro-4.2.0 vanilla from
http://alleg.sf.net/, so it's probably linked to 1 of the debian
patches (I suspect the one about geting rid of libunshareable.a, but I
didn't check it).

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