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Old 11-12-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Iam a newbie to linux and have some basic questions. Questions are related to a Fedora system.

When I was trying to install some software I get the error:

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

What type of file is ?

How can I obtain it ?
I believe there is one or more RPMs I may be required to install, where can I find these ?

If I do obtain the wrong RPMS can it corrupt my system ? If so what are the steps I can take to prevent this ?

Thanks in advance,

Old 11-12-2009, 02:21 AM   #2
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You probably just need to install the -devel (libraries) package that go along with your software. Look up for the package that is name YourSoftwareName-devel and the same version number. Install that -devel package,then try to re-install your software.

If I do obtain the wrong RPMS can it corrupt my system ?
Chances are you just will end up with unused libraries. (It just take room for nothing.)

Last edited by Davno; 11-12-2009 at 02:22 AM.


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