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Old 05-21-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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ldconfig /usr/local/lib/ is not a symbolic link

I get the following error when running ldconfig.

/sbin/ldconfig: /usr/local/lib/ is not a symbolic link

What does this mean, and how can I stop this error from happening again?

Old 05-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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if I do in a terminal:
$ file /usr/local/lib
/usr/local/lib: directorie
also it is not a symbolic link.
However I do not have an errormsg as you have.

Also: something with your loadconfig must be wrong.
read the manual.
$ man ldconfig
check the config file for ldconfig. it is called /etc/
Of course there should be no dirs mentioned twice, beware of symbolic links.

If the question is that you don't know what a symbolic link is:
read at the slackware site the 'book', or some other introduction in Linux.

Sometimes, if you build a program yourself after having download the tarball, it says you that you have to adapt the /etc/ file.
If you issue
# make install
a msg is issued on the screen...
This flies over the screen and you easily miss it.
#make install 2>&1 | tee reportfile
gives you all the stuff in a file too, which can be seen with less.
this too could be the source of your problems.

These are some thoughts, perhaps you have another problem....
Old 05-21-2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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post your /etc/ file
maybe we can see an error in it.......
Old 05-21-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Ok here is the output of
$cat /etc/


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