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Old 04-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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After performing a slackpkg upgrade-all to -current a lot of applications fail to work returning the following error:

conky: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Can someone give me any direction? Thanks.
Old 04-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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probably the version you have installed has been built on slackware-14.0 and so it got linked to the libraries it contains, but -current got libraries/programs in some cases of versions greater than the one of -14.0.
when this happens you have to rebuild the application/library (in this case conky) that links to the libraries of -14.0.
Old 04-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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Missing symlink, probably. According to the MANIFEST, in package /l/at-spi2-atk-2.6.2-i486-1.txz, there is a file /usr/lib/ but no /

To check, make the symlink yourself and see if that works:
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
EDIT Didn't see ponce's answer before posting, now I'm not sure. Won't hurt trying, anyway

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Old 04-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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You didn't install new packages:
slackpkg install-new
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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Thank you. Your suggestion worked. Why is that? Does upgrade-all not install the new packages?
Old 04-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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no, it only upgrade packages installed on your system


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