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Old 01-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question how to check shared libraries


Hi All,

I am using RHEL5 and trying to install a tool through the installer. It is a bin file, and while extracting the installer, I am getting an error :
"awk: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object"...
But, I can install all other tools properly, but only for this one particular software, I am facing this problem.
Is there any way that we can manage the shared libraries, or can we check the location of the shared libraries?

Thank You in advance....
Kapil.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Is there any way that we can manage the shared libraries, or can we check the location of the shared libraries?
In Red Hat the shared libraries are /usr/lib, /lib, and any libraries listed in /etc/ld.so.conf.d. You can manage the shared libraries by making entries in /etc/ld.so.conf.d and then running the ldconfig command. See:

man ldconfig

You can also add or delete libraries in /usr/lib or /lib and then run ldconfig.

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P.S. I have had problems in the past with such things as a symbolic link libdl.so.2 pointing to the incorrect version of libdl. You might be able to fix your problem by fixing a broken symbolic link.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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libdl is part of the glibc package. Check if the glibc package is installed. If it is you might want to try reinstalling it.
 
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In Red Hat the shared libraries are /usr/lib, /lib, and any libraries listed in /etc/ld.so.conf.d. You can manage the shared libraries by making entries in /etc/ld.so.conf.d and then running the ldconfig command. See:

man ldconfig

You can also add or delete libraries in /usr/lib or /lib and then run ldconfig.

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P.S. I have had problems in the past with such things as a symbolic link libdl.so.2 pointing to the incorrect version of libdl. You might be able to fix your problem by fixing a broken symbolic link.
Hi There,
What you told me would be fine when I will get this 'libdl.so.2' file. I tried looking in /etc/lib and /lib thereafter, as you have suggested me to do that, but didn't get much information.
What could be the reason for this. Is there any other way through which we can chk the problems with shared libraries ??

Thank You,
Kapil.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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libdl is part of the glibc package. Check if the glibc package is installed. If it is you might want to try reinstalling it.
Hi There,
What you told me would be fine when I will get this 'libdl.so.2' file. I tried looking in /etc/lib and /lib thereafter, as you have suggested me to do that, but didn't get much information.

Anyways, I am not very sure that glibc package is there or not. Could you please tell me how to check that, or how can I install that on the rhel5

What could be the reason for this. Is there any other way through which we can chk the problems with shared libraries ??

Thank You,
Kapil.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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You could try
Code:
locate glibc
It should return something like this:

/usr/lib/glib/include/glibconfig.h
/usr/lib/glib-x.x/include/glibconfig.h


As for where you can download it from or add it, maybe someone else can give you that info.
 
  


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