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Old 12-06-2003, 05:01 AM   #1
polynotre
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Angry cannot find libSDL_image-1.2.so.0


okay, so basically i get this error when trying to run certain programs:

programname: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL_image-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

i really have very little idea as to compiling and installing. as far as i know there's ./configure, make, and make install. beyond that i know PATH=$PATH sets paths and sometimes works, but not in all cases. (do you have to set the path every time you install something? and if so, every path in that directory or just the main directory [automatically mapping the subdirs and contents])

okay, so. libSDL_image-1.2.so.0. i try to install what i found, which is SDL_image-1.2.3-4.i386.rpm, and i get errors basically saying i can't install it because i'd be overwriting the _SAME VERSION_ of the program i'm supposedly missing.

somebody please clue me in before i pull my nails out. at this point it seems more fun than this.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
polynotre
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*bump* anyone? it's doing this with everything i install now, just different shared libraries.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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First find out where you have the library file. The command is
locate libSDL_image-1.2.so.0
In my system it shows
Code:
/usr/lib/libSDL_image-1.2.so.0
/usr/lib/libSDL_image-1.2.so.0.1.1
It's in a good directory, that's in all paths it needs to be. But it may be in a strange location. In such case you'll need to add the directory to LD_LIBRARY_PATH or to ld.so.conf.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH is for libraries what PATH is to executables. All below applies to LD_LIBRARY_PATH as well.
/etc/ld.so.conf is a file where directories with libraries are in. It has the same effect as adding it to LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but remember to run 'ldconfig' after any modification of the file.

Add this point I can try to make the PATH issue clear for you. To run an executable, you type its name. But only directories in PATH are searched. That's why you add the exact directory the executable is in to PATH.

The default is to install executable in bin/ or sbin/ directories (like /usr/bin, /bin, /sbin and so on). Such directory must be added to PATH once, when fist executable is moved into it.

It happens that programs don't install in default directories. For example, OpenSSL installs to /usr/local/openssl. The executable goes to /usr/local/openssl/bin (if I remember correctly) and the directory is not in PATH.
 
  


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