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Old 09-30-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Debian etch, Gentoo
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Angry Gaim 0.70 + Slack 9... wtf????

So I decided to get rid of those annoying MSN messages in Gaim today and install a new version with MSN Protocol 9 support. the whole build process goes fine, builds and installs everything, then i get "Error while loading shared library: Cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory." So I ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/, which solves that, now I'm getting the same with Is this going to continue until I have a maze of symlinks just to make gaim work? What can I install to get the real versions of this stuff?


Old 09-30-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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ok never mind I figured it out... for anyone that wants to know, you have to add Mozilla 1.3's lib path to /etc/ and run ldconfig. This is what I did:

echo "/usr/lib/mozilla-1.3" >> /etc/; /sbin/ldconfig

then gaim will work, though it throws some assertion warning when it starts.

Old 09-30-2003, 07:49 AM   #3
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I've been compiling gaim today aswell, but I've build the nss libraries inside the binary. (static linking) ... that was the thing I did after examining "ldd `which gaim`", and "./configure --help | grep nss".


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