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Re: Need I worry about this.. ldconfig: warning?



On 24 Nov 2000, Harry Putnam wrote:

> When installing rpms I've seen this message at times.  It has been
> showing itself for mnths but I haven't really seen any problems I
> could connect to this:

> ldconfig: warning: /usr/lib/libnewt.so.0.50 is not a symlink
> ldconfig: warning: /usr/lib/libnewt.so.0.50 is not a symlink

Under Red Hat 7 (and possibly older versions), for the newt package,
this is what you should see in /usr/lib:

    lrwxrwxrwx       18 Oct 17 11:14 libnewt.so -> libnewt.so.0.50.17
    lrwxrwxrwx       18 Oct 17 11:14 libnewt.so.0.50 -> libnewt.so.0.50.17
    -rwxr-xr-x    52216 Aug 22 13:28 libnewt.so.0.50.17

The rpm ownerships are:

    libnewt.so              newt-0.50.17-1
    libnewt.so.0.50         <not owned by any package>
    libnewt.so.0.50.17      newt-0.50.17-1

Most likely, you've somehow renamed libnewt.so.0.50.17 to
libnewt.so.0.50, which is annoying ld, because ld expects to be able
to manage the libnewt.so.0.50 symlink itself.  You can either move the
files around yourself, or take the newt package and reinstall it with
"rpm -U --force"...

James





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