Armando Romero wrote: > I was helping my friend update to Etch, but many of software did not > work. strace found that /etc/ld.so.nohwcap was missing. dpkg -S cannot > find this file. kaffeine and xine did not work, plugins did not work. > gnome-panel is complaining that file is missing. > > What is this file and how is it generated? > > Something shall be changed in the Etch upgrade that file gets correctly > upgraded if missing.
It's perfectly normal for a perfectly working system to not have that file, and to have "failed" attempts to access it in a strace: access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) Perhaps you need to look at your strace a bit more carefully and determine what the actual problem is. (/etc/ld.so.nohwcap disables searches for hardware optimised versions of system libraries and uses the default ones instead. Or something like that, it's er, underdocumented.) -- see shy jo
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