"libgift.so.0 is installed in ~/gift-0.11.4/lib/.lib/libgift.so.0 any way to make apollon search there?"
The list of shared libraries is kept in /etc/ld.so.conf. Check to see if libgift is in the list. If it isn't then add it to the list and then run the ldconfig command to reinitialize the list.
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