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Re: [Libguestfs] libguestfs-test-tool error, libcap.so - no such file

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:32:02PM -0500, Skippy VonDrake wrote:
> >> I still don't understand why after installing it on the system the
> >> libraries aren't linked up properly.
> >>
> >> $ guestfish --version
> >> guestfish: error while loading shared libraries: libguestfs.so.0:
> >> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> >
> > Is /usr/local/lib in the dynamic linker path?  You might need
> > to add it to '/etc/ld.so.conf'.
> My linux skills are "questionable' but I'd thought something like that
> would have already been properly configured when gcc gets pulled down
> and installed with a package manager.  But I'm learning...
> My ld.so.conf file references all '*.conf' in /etc/ld.so.conf.d/. And
> /usr/local/lib is present in one of them.

Perhaps running '/sbin/ldconfig' would help?

> In order to get libguestfs-test-tool to work I made this link:
>    sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libguestfs.so
> /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libguestfs.so.0
> If there is a more correct solution please let me know.

Well that's a pretty horrible solution, but if it works, then it works :-)


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