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Old 02-26-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Error while installing thunderbird

Hi friends,

While installing thunderbird it is showing following error.

./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

what is the problem?
Old 02-26-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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You have to install the older version 5 of the libstdc++ shared library. Which linux distribution are you running on?

Edit: looking at your previous posts, it seems you're running Fedora. If this is the case the package to install is compat-libstdc++-33. You can use either the Add/Remove Software utility or the command
yum install compat-libstdc++-33
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Last edited by colucix; 02-26-2009 at 07:09 AM.
Old 02-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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It is a bit odd, because it seems that you want to install an older Thunderbird version on a more recent system? I don't see why the latest Thunderbird would need an old library.
Installing the compat-libs is of course the way to go, if you need to install older application versions by purpose.


Last edited by gergely89; 02-27-2009 at 11:03 PM.
Old 02-26-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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@ gergely89 : The latest 'Thunderbird' downloaded as thunderbird-
actually depends on 'libstdc++-5' ( 'ldd ./thunderbird-bin' )

The source probably contains code, not fixed for gcc-c++-4.x ?

It's not unusual to find code, which must be compiled with 'g++-3.x',
hence the dependency of 'libstdc++-5'

There might be other reasons too .....

Last edited by knudfl; 02-26-2009 at 01:41 PM.


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