Mel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Tuesday 13 May 2008 14:05:43 Glyn Millington wrote:
>> >>>> Trying to launch Linux Open Office 2.4 I get the following error
>> >>>> message ,----
>> >>>>
>> >>>> | /usr/compat/linux/opt/openoffice.org2.4/program/soffice.bin: error
>> >>>> | while loading shared libraries: /usr/local/lib/libXext.so.6: ELF
>> >>>> | file OS ABI invalid
>> >>>>
>> >>>> `----
>> that include statement leads to /usr/X11R6

Wow - can I just check that I have this right before I do it?!


>
> Best fix:
> rm /usr/X11R6

get rid of /usr/X11R6, which on a system-wide basis is a link to /usr/local



> touch /usr/X11R6

Create an empty  *file* /usr/X11R6




> chflags schg /usr/X11R6

make it system-immutable

> /sbin/ldconfig -m /usr/local/lib (just to force the linker to re-read the 
> dupes).

Merge new stuf in the /usr/local/lib directory into the hints file






> As a bonus, the old apps you still have pointing to /usr/X11R6 

But the app in question needs to get at 

/usr/compat/linux/usr/X11R6/

which is a directory contain a lot of libs - are you suggesting I remove
it?  Sorry if I'm being slow but want to be sure about this one!





> will now complain and be exposed and anything that wants to install or
> modify something in /usr/X11R6 will be exposed too.  I've done this
> about a week after I upgraded and it solved all the linux linker
> problems and only one app I had compiled from source rather then using
> a port, wasn't working anymore. Recompiled and no problemo.

Many thanks

atb

Glyn
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