On Tuesday 13 May 2008 15:48:58 Glyn Millington wrote:
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
| 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?!
get rid of /usr/X11R6, which on a system-wide basis is a link to /usr/local
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
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
The app however looks for /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfoo.so.1. If both exist in base
system and linux emulation, then the linker will hand it the first one it
finds, which because of the /usr/X11R6 symlink to /usr/local will be the
The lookup order for linux binaries is /compat/linux/foo first, then
/foo if the former does not exist. So if /compat/linux/usr/X11R6
exists, then it is seen by linux binaries (similarly for files below
this path). As far as I know, this file should be a directory, not a
symlink. Moreover, the desired libXext.so.6 lives in that directory.
It is a symlink pointing to another file in the same directory. If
neither exist (or exist but are corrupted), then the linux binary will
fall back to the bogus FreeBSD one in another search path.
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"