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Old 08-15-2004, 03:38 PM   #1
Nizzuri
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xchm problem


Hi

I have a .chm file i want to view and so i decided to install xchm. I read the information on the site and downloaded CHMLIB and wxGTK. I extracted the folder in each download and then ran './configure', then 'make' and finally 'make install' from the console. As far as i know this should mean i can now install xchm. I downloaded xchm and again ran '.,/configure' then 'make' and then 'make install'. Once that was complete i assumed i would just be able to run an exe file to get the program running. The documentation indicated that i should type 'xchm' which i did; however i was presented with the following message:

"xchm: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk-2.4.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"


I have hunted around for ages trying to get a solution the closest i have come is a thread on another forum in which someone said they recieved the following message:

"xchm: error while loading shared libraries: libchm.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

Another user told them to:

"Go edit your /etc/ld.so.conf file. Make sure the line
/usr/local/lib
is present in the file (if it isn"t add it manually).
The run ldconfig as root.
Then you should be set. Just run xchm."

I don't know if this is what i have to do and even if it is i have no idea what to do.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 08-15-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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I just figured it out.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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Can you please post what you did to figure it out...I was having the exact same problem. Did you edit your /etc/ld.so.conf file?

 
Old 08-15-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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'libwx_gtk-2.4.so' should be in: '/usr/local/lib'. That being the case go to: '/etc'. In that folder you will find the 'ld.so.conf' file. Edit that file by adding (without the appostophes) '/usr/local/lib' below any of the text that already exists in said file then save it.

Now open up your terminal and go to '/etc'. type: 'su' and enter your root password. Then type 'ldconfig'.

Now go to '/usr/local/bin' and type 'xchm'. It should now run.

Last edited by Nizzuri; 08-15-2004 at 10:34 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:00 AM   #5
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I got rid of that error by doing what you suggested, but I have another error which I think is due to an error when I compile the source. I get the following error with the "make" command:

Quote:
g++ -W -Wall -o xchm chmapp.o chmfile.o chmframe.o chmfshandler.o chminputstream.o contenttaghandler.o chmfontdialog.o chmsearchpanel.o chmhtmlwindow.o chmfinddialog.o chmindexpanel.o chmlistctrl.o -L/usr/local/lib -pthread -lwx_gtk2u-2.4 -lchm
/usr/local/lib/libwx_gtk2u-2.4.so: undefined reference to `_gtk_accel_group_detach'
/usr/local/lib/libwx_gtk2u-2.4.so: undefined reference to `_gtk_accel_group_attach'
/usr/local/lib/libwx_gtk2u-2.4.so: undefined reference to `_gtk_rc_context_get_default_font_name'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [xchm] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/brad/download/xchm-0.9.3/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/brad/download/xchm-0.9.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
.

Anyone have any experience with the above type of error?

 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:49 PM   #6
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I'll post this for all who have had the same problem:

xchm doesn't like version glib2 or gtk2. When I installed with versions 1.2.10 of these libraries, everything worked fine.

 
  


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