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    Default Pidgin: cannot open shared object file

    In a terminal window:

    XXXX@linux-7gca:~> pidgin
    pidgin: error while loading shared libraries: libglitz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    XXXX@linux-7gca:~> whereis libglitz.so.1
    libglitz.so:
    XXXX@linux-7gca:~>

    It looks to me like the file is there but not accessible but I admit that I am quite possibly misinterpreting what I see. I'm trying to figure out the problem, not just plug in the right line of code or change a setting in Yast without knowing why. I want to know what I'm doing. Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist me.

  2. #2
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin: cannot open shared object file

    PurpleRainbow wrote:

    > In a terminal window:
    >
    > XXXX@linux-7gca:~> pidgin
    > pidgin: error while loading shared libraries: libglitz.so.1: cannot
    > open shared object file: No such file or directory
    > XXXX@linux-7gca:~> whereis libglitz.so.1
    > libglitz.so:
    > XXXX@linux-7gca:~>
    >
    > It looks to me like the file is there


    The output of the "whereis" command says the contrary :-). If the file were
    in your system, the output would say:

    ***
    hpc02@stthpc:~> whereis libglitz.so.1
    libglitz.so: /usr/lib/libglitz.so.1
    ***

    So it seems the file should be located on /usr/lib/libglitz.so.1 (or
    under /usr/lib64/libglitz.so.1 is using a 64 bits system).

    > but not accessible but I admit
    > that I am quite possibly misinterpreting what I see. I'm trying to
    > figure out the problem, not just plug in the right line of code or
    > change a setting in Yast without knowing why. I want to know what I'm
    > doing. Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist me.


    Check if the file is in the above path and if not, look if you have
    installed the rpm that provides that file:

    ***
    hpc02@stthpc:~> rpm -qa | grep glitz
    glitz-0.5.6-86
    ***

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  3. #3

    Thumbs up Re: Pidgin: cannot open shared object file

    Thank you! In the meantime, I discovered "zypper verify" and now I get the appropriate response to "whereis":

    whereis libglitz.so.1
    libglitz.so: /usr/lib/libglitz.so.1

    It also fixed my Firefox prob that was next on my list to tackle. Bonus! I now know that I am not using a 64 bit system so you've taught me something else I didn't already know. Many thanks.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Pidgin: cannot open shared object file

    In case anyone is interested, my Pidgin is online and functional. I've learned a few things along the way and hope to one day be able to help others as I'm being helped now.
    Learning a little more each day.
    I think I can I think I can I think I can

  5. #5
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Pidgin: cannot open shared object file

    PurpleRainbow wrote:

    > In case anyone is interested, my Pidgin is online and functional.
    > I've learned a few things along the way and hope to one day be able to
    > help others as I'm being helped now.


    Glad all went o.k. and you got it working :-)

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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