Thanks for your reply. Ive managed to fix it by copying libssl.so.3 from another freebsd server I am running, to my surprise it works fine now.
Dunno how it went missing, think it was something cpanel done. Thanks tho! Steven Adams [EMAIL PROTECTED] DriftNet Web Services http://www.drifthost.com Home: +61 2 94274857 Fax: +61 2 94274857 Mobile +61 (0) 404 085644 -----Original Message----- From: Matthew Seaman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, 16 September 2004 11:29 PM To: Steven Adams Cc: 'FreeBSD Questions' Subject: Re: /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libssl.so.3" not found On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 08:49:29PM +1000, Steven Adams wrote: > When im trying to run pkg_add im getting > > /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libssl.so.3" not found > > Does anyone know what this mean and how I install it. Well, the error message means that the dynamic loader (ld-elf.so) cannot find a shared library that pkg_add requires. The library itself should be in: /usr/lib/libssl.so.3 Both that, and pkg_add are standard parts of the base system, although there are also versions of OpenSSL (security/openssl) and the pkg tools suite (sysutils/pkg_install) in the ports system. I'm guessing that what has happened is that you've installed one or both of those using pre-compiled packages, hence the trouble resolving the shared libraries. In general, you shouldn't install a port that duplicates part of the base system unless you actually need to do that. Especially if what you're installing provides shared libraries. Most of those ports exist as ways of ensuring backwards compatability to older system versions -- you certainly don't need them if you're running 4.10-RELEASE, 4.10-STABLE, 5.2.1-RELEASE or better. There's probably a couple of other releases from the 4.x series where you don't need them either. If you haven't got a /usr/lib/libssl.so.3 file on your computer, then something is certainly rotten there. The simplest way to recover is to use cvsup to grab the latest sources from whatever installation branch you're using, and then do a full build+install world+kernel cycle as detailed in the Handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html Do examine your /etc/make.conf to make sure you aren't inadvertently disabling crypto support. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"