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Old 07-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
caelum1955
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X11 lib installed but not found


This is my first post. Used Ubuntu for several years. I'm on an amd64 machine. Just installed Debian and found that according to synaptic libX11-6 is installed, but when a program tries to access libX11 I get:

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error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dpkg -s libx11 shows:
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Package `libx11' is not installed and no info is available.
gcc -libX11 shows:
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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -libX11
ldd (myprogram) shows:
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libX11.so.6 => not found
How can synaptic show that libX11 in installed but nothing can find it? Puzzled!?
 
Old 07-05-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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Hi,

what is this program that can't find libX11.so.6? Did you compile it yourself? Is it a 32 or 64 bit binary?

The package that provides this should be libX11-6, and the file should be /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6 (at least that is the situation on Sid).


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Old 07-05-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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what is this program that can't find libX11.so.6? Did you compile it yourself? Is it a 32 or 64 bit binary?
The program is rebol from www.rebol.com. I did not compile it myself. I am fairly sure it is 32 bit binary?
 
Old 07-05-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for your reply evo2, your questions put me on the right track.

After installing ia32-libs everything works. Hope that helps another linux user who wants to use rebol, rebview, rebcmdview, the Rebol SDK or any other program from www.rebol.com.
 
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Hi,

glad you were able to get it working: this is a common issue when trying to run 32 bit binaries on a 64 bit system. Please use "Thread Tools" dropdown menu near the top of the page to mark the thead as "[SOLVED]".

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