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Zeus urxvt broken on archlinux

17 Aug 2013

When running sudo pacman -Syu today, I found that both zeus and urxvt broke. I use urxvt as my terminal, and at first I was at a loss as to how to troubleshoot, till my coworker pointed out I could just run xterm.

zeus breaks with "exit status 1" and then just hanging.

urxvt breaks with "urxvt: can't initialize pseudo-tty, aborting"

In both cases, when I downgraded glibc to 2.17-6 the problem was fixed. I needed to also downgrade binutils to 2.23.2-2.

Also, to fix zeus, the json gem needed to be upgraded to 1.8.0.