First try the command "ldd caret5" to determine all of the libraries that need to be loaded at runtime but are not found.

Caret is a 32-bit application so you will need to locate, or install, 32-bit OpenGL libraries ( and Most likely, you would obtain the OpenGL libraries from the manufacturer of your graphics card.

It is also possible that does not exist but does exist. If this is the case, a symbolic link may be created (ln -s

Included with Caret are a set of software OpenGL libraries. You can use these by setting your library path "setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/ local/caret/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH". This assumes caret is installed in /usr/local. Since these are software OpenGL libraries, graphics performance will be slow.

John Harwell

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave.    Box 8108
St. Louis, MO 63110   USA

On Feb 22, 2007, at 5:44 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

I recentrly downloaded Caret5 and followed the installation instructions
carefully. I am using a 64-bit Linux machine (Fedora core), and have
successfully installed many other softwares before.

After installing, I attempt to start caret and it gives me the error:

caret5: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

Of course, these lib files are there where they are supposed to be. I am not the only one over here who gets this error, so we thought we would ask
what the problem is and how to get around it.

Erik Edwards
Univ. California Berkeley &
Univ. California San Francisco

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