Cricket monitoring – old library reference

We recently shutdown one of many systems we have monitored by the free and open source Cricket monitoring software. I noticed we got no notification from Cricket about this shutdown, which was puzzling. Looking through the logs I saw this error message:

Can't load '/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.16/mach/auto/RRDs/RRDs.so' for module RRDs: Shared object "libpixman-1.so.30" not found, required by "libpangocairo-1.0.so.0" at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.16/mach/DynaLoader.pm line 190.
 at /usr/local/cricket/cricket/./collector line 32.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/cricket/cricket/./collector line 32.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/cricket/cricket/./collector line 32.

So it was clear that the pango library file libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 was looking for a pixman library file it couldn’t find. The first thing I did was check out which version of pixman we currently had installed:

steve@someserver-335: pkg info pixman
pixman-0.32.4_2
Name           : pixman
Version        : 0.32.4_2
Installed on   : Mon May  5 15:30:07 EDT 2014
Origin         : x11/pixman
Architecture   : freebsd:10:x86:32
Prefix         : /usr/local
Categories     : x11
Maintainer     : x11@FreeBSD.org
WWW            : http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs
Comment        : Low-level pixel manipulation library
Shared Libs provided:
        libpixman-1.so.0.32.4
Flat size      : 1.43MiB
Description    :
This package contains the pixman library.

Ok, so now I was able to confirm that pango was trying to reference the old version (libpixman-1.so.30) of the pixman library, even though we have a newer version (libpixman-1.so.32.4) installed. Time to rebuild the pango port to update that reference.

$ sudo portmaster pango

And finally I ran the following to test Cricket out:

$ cd /usr/local/cricket/cricket
$ ./collect-subtrees normal

All was back to normal!

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