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Arch Linux Cannot Open Firefox and other applications

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A little bummer for Arch linux lovers, those who have updated their systems lately might face a temporary issue. This problem is restraining users from invoking some applications including firefox and chromium. Issuing a command to run “few” applications will welcome you with following error:

libpng14.so.14: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

See what Arch Linux has got to say about this:

Recent releases of libpng and libtiff have required a rebuild of all packages that depend on them; these have just been moved from [testing] to the main repos. As usual, remember to fully update your system and check your unofficial packages (especially the cairo-* packages from AUR) for required rebuilds.

To get through this, you need to rebuild some packages, run following command to see which ones need the updating:

pacman -Qm


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