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Old 02-10-2004, 07:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Missing libraries help / info

Half the programs I install are always missing a shared library. I just need some advice on how to install / get the right one.

Should I make sure it's for a 686? (i have a 1.47 athlon 1700)

Should I make sure it works with Mandrake 9.2 (or do shared libraries work with all distros)

My current problem is my flash plugin for my mozilla browser needs a certain library:
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/ [ cannot open shared object file: No file or directory]

When I google search for "" it gives me a bunch of RPM resource, but all the downloadable files don't match that name.

Here is an example:

I'm just confused on what to download, there are so many choices. So a walkthrough on choosing the right library to download will really be apreciated. Also telling me which one to download for this case will also be nice.

Old 02-10-2004, 11:36 PM   #2
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get this one
as its closest to 686 and is mandrake (if you ahve problems then just coompile from source, i believe its included in gcc (or was it glibc?))
Old 02-11-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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I'm getting the same problem when trying to instal aim 1.5-286-1 it says: is needed by aim-1.5.286-1

I use Fedora and don't know what to download and how to install it once I do. I have a pentium 4. Also I chose workstation installation, so I thought I'd have all the programming utilities and such, am I wrong or something?


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