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Old 02-05-2007, 02:02 PM   #1
woife
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where to get libraries


Hi all!

When I install some new software on my system, sometimes I get error messages like this:

micq: error while loading shared libraries: libgnutls.so.13: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

When i try to search the internet for the keyword "libgnutls.so.13", maybe i can find all of the needed packages, install them, and with some luck, the program runs fine then.

But this isn't the correct way to solve this kind of problem, am i right?
How would you solve these problems correctly?

cu, woife


PS: I'm using Slackware Linux 10.2
 
Old 02-05-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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well, most of the time these things occur you could have read about it in the README (as i was saying, most of the time)..
if it doesn't tell me anything about dependencies, i watch the ./configure process output, most of the time you would see anything regarding missing libraries..

and then.. if none of the above worked... and i get an error like yours, i'm using nothing more than a clear mind and start googling about it.. most of the time it will give me some information about the libraries..

for slackware i'm always trying to compile from source.. sometimes it won't work, and since i'm a bit lazy sometimes, i use http://www.linuxpackages.net
this site has got (slackware only) pre-compiled packages (in tgz format) for a lot of libraries/programs/etc...
 
Old 02-05-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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thanks for your help!



edit: corrected typos

Last edited by woife; 02-10-2007 at 01:16 PM.
 
  


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