In computing, a dynamic linking is the process of an operating system (OS) that loads (copies from persistent storage to RAM) and links (fills jump tables and relocates pointers) the shared libraries needed by an executable at run time, that is, when it is executed.

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Types of dynamic linking in Unix/Linux environments

When creating a windows static library, we simply create a .lib file which should be included in the linker path. When creating a windows shared library, along with the .dll, we also a generate a ...
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libGLEW.so.1.11: cannot open shared object file

I am trying to compile an opengl program which results in: error while loading shared libraries: libGLEW.so.1.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory compile: g++ -o ...
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file command to show “for GNU/LINUX 2.x.x” also for shared libraries

Using the command file my_executable_binary I get information like this: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.34, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped ...
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ld.so.preload doesn't differ x86_32 and x86_64

— It's known you can run x86_32 programms with x86_64 kernel if it was compiled with support for that. But dynamic linker doesn't provide any way to define a separate set of preload libraries for ...
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Why does chroot get ENOENT on an existing file?

;TL-DR - Answer: because the dynamic linker ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 was missing. I have mounted a squashfs (shouldn't matter) filesystem -ro,loop at /mnt/foo. It contains among other things the ...
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Linking synergyc: libcurl - undefined reference

I'm trying to compile synergy 1.5.0 on openSUSE 13.1 (Kernel 3.11.10-17). While linking, I get the following error: ... [ 83%] Built target ipc [ 84%] Built target client Linking CXX executable ...
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Where is <libraryname>.pc?

When installing a library with configure, make and make install, does make install copy <libraryname>.pc to some place? If yes: Where is it? If no: Should we copy it somewhere rather than ...
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Testprintenv:error while loading shared libraries:libodbc.so.1: cannot open shared object file

I am trying to invoke a C-Program which returns the value for a given keyword from a configuration file While trying to invoke program it's displaying below error: **Testprintenv: error while ...
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Get ld to pick the correct library

I'm trying to compile a program prog and link it against OpenSSL's 1.0.2 beta, built from source and installed in /usr/local/ssl-1.0.2. On an older system using 0.9.8, this works without too much ...
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Does the Linux loader (ld.so) follow symlinks?

I have stumbled upon a problem by trying to move the ld.so.cache file to another location. I have tried to create a symlink for it in its previous location -- /etc/ -- but it seems that the loader ...
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How to create an environment for libraries and binaries?

I have a tool that cannot be run under my Desktop Linux. So I'd like to make a folder that contains all its requirements, and run it in the folder. Virtual machine or container is not a solution here ...
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Load shared objects relative to executable path

I'm trying to get a C application to load shared objects from a relative directory regardless of where I call it from. So far it only works if I'm in the same directory as the executable when I call ...
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ldconfig not following user-created symbolic link

I'm attempting to run Inkscape 0.48.4-15 (armv7) which is installed via pacman from Arch Linux ARM. $ inkscape inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: libMagick++-6.Q16HDRI.so.3: cannot open ...
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Mkfs error undefined symbol: ext2fs_numeric_progress_ops

I'm running a Oracle Linux 6.4 under Hyper-V. I have to add a disk. So I add it in Hyper-V, Linux sees it when I run fdisk -l and I can see it. So I did a fdisk /dev/sdb then I created an extended ...
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libcurl.so.4 undefined reference error

Even after installation of curl and all concerned libcurl packages such as curl libcurl3 libcurl3-gnutls libcurl4-doc libcurl4-nss-dev libcurl-ocaml libcurl3-dbg libcurl3-nss libcurl4-gnutls-dev ...
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Unable to link with shared object file

I am trying to generate traces of GPGPU benchmarks on X86 cpu using GPUocelot. For this reason, I am compiling the benchmarks with -locelot and -locelotTrace linker flags. My benchmarks compile and ...
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Identifying running programs that are using the old version of a library I just replaced

After installing updates to address CVE-2014-0160 (the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug), I had to take care to restart anything that might be using libssl -- many services, such as Apache and my VPN software, ...
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How to find out the dynamic libraries executables loads when run

I want to find out the list of dynamic libraries a binary loads when run (With their full paths). I am using CentOS 6.0. How to do this?
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Can I use my own ld.so.cache?

ldconfig has two interesting options: -f conf Use conf instead of /etc/ld.so.conf. -C cache Use cache instead of /etc/ld.so.cache. I tried copying /etc/ld.so.conf to my own home ...
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Solving a shared object linkage

I tried to run icecat. [hibudevb@localhost icecat-24.0]$ ./icecat XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/hibudevb/icecat-24.0/libxul.so: libjpeg.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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ldd: cannot find library for xl c compiled binary but could for gcc compiled binary on AIX

I have compile on AIX two version of proftpd one with gcc and one with the xl c compiler from IBM. The command line to compile both version are almost the excat same, but when I do a ldd on the gcc ...
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Finding function parameters for functions in shared object libraries

I am currently fiddling around with some c libraries without documentation. I am wondering if it is at all possible to retrieve more metadata, such as parameters and return values, outside of what is ...
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Confusion about linking boost library while compilation

For a client I needed to add boost 1.54 to the system. So I downloaded the latest version (1.55) and built it within a special directory: /usr/local/lib/boost1.55/. This works. Then I had to adapt the ...
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Find where is a shared library symbol defined on a live system / list all symbols exported on a system

Basically, this is two questions into one - because if I can list all symbols exported within a system, along with their shared library path, then I could simply grep that output. For kernel ...
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Do applications usually use dynamic linked libraries?

If I want to compile an application which needs packages that are not provided by distribution's package manager and I want to generate a distribution package from it, do users who use this ...
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Using prelink on manually loaded libraries? (like Java native libraries)

As far as I can tell, prelink can only works with dynamic libraries which an executable declares it needs at compile time (the libraries that can be found with ldd). It doesn't seem to include ...
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shared library not found even with ld.so.conf updated

$ sudo ldconfig -v|grep libOpenNI 355: libOpenNI2.so -> libOpenNI2.so but when I am executing the program I'm getting ./SimpleRead: error while loading shared libraries: libOpenNI2.so: cannot ...
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Cannot execute binary - No such file or directory

I tried to install the current oracle jre on a VM running NixOS. Now the following happens: [michas@cc:~]$ tar xvzf jre-7u40-linux-x64.tar.gz |grep bin/java jre1.7.0_40/bin/javaws ...
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libpcrecpp.so.0 error in 64bit

I'm trying to execute a file and it throws this error error while loading shared libraries: libpcrecpp.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I browse Synaptic Packge ...
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Why does ldd show this dynamic linker location?

Here's the link command. Notice the specially defined dynamic linker near the beginning. time gcc -Wl,-rpath,/data/data/org.freesoft.Macaulay2/files/lib ...
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Can you change a dynamic link target without recompiling?

I downloaded a program that unfortunately doesn't come as a source distribution. When I go to run it, I get the error error while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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how to share environment variables between shells like globals related to a master pid?

So, I need to share environment variables between shells, and that the changes on the variables be promptly recognized by all shells, like global variables. But they must be related to a master pid, ...
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How to use 32 bit compiled shared object (.so) file on 64 bit RHEL?

I have a shared object file libfault.so for my 32 bit compiled application on RHEL 6.4. I want to preload this file while starting my application. I have placed it in /usr/local/lib/ directory. But ...
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Finding the absolute path of shared libraries used by an executable

Considering lshw as a sample program, here is what ldd gives: $ ldd /usr/sbin/lshw linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff8bdaf000) libresolv.so.2 => /lib64/libresolv.so.2 (0x000000360e400000) ...
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Can't run 32 bit python on 64 bit Ubuntu: error while loading shared libraries: libutil.so.1

I'm trying to run a 32 bit version of python on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04. There are alternatives to running this specific binary, but I'm more interested in understanding what's causing the error than ...
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Effect of static and dynamic linking on start address

I have a simple C program. I run: $ gcc Q1.c -Wall -save-temps -o Q1 Then I inspect the executable generated: $ objdump -f Q1 Q1: file format elf32-i386 architecture: i386, flags 0x00000112: ...
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How to upgrade shared library without crash?

Here it says that you can rewrite an executable file and the process will run just fine - it will be re-read when a process restarts. However, when I try to replace a binary file while the process is ...
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Invoking a script with ld-linux.so?

I just downloaded a tar file that is supposed to include everything required to run a program that we can call some_binary. I extracted it's contents, and I see the following: A binary (let's call ...
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Which parts of an ELF executable get loaded into memory, and where?

What I already know: An ELF executable has a number of sections, obviously the .text and .data sections get loaded into memory as these are the main parts of the program. But for a program to work, ...
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Are .so files in Fedora considered ELF files?

ELF 'Executable and Linkable Format' So if I generate Shared Object files .so are those considered ELF files?
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ELF shared libraries - motivation for the PLT

Could self-modifying code be used to speed up function calling in dynamically linked libraries? As far as I understand it, ELF shared libraries use a kind of indirect jump table (the procedure ...
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Installing shared library - questions and problems

I'm having trouble "installing" a shared library I download online. The library name is run time access (http://www.runtimeaccess.com/). In the quick start guide, they explain how to use the library ...
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ntp cannot open shared object file: Permission denied

On a server I haven't worked on, ntpd is broken: # /etc/init.d/ntpd start ntpd: error while loading shared libraries: libz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied but permissions ...
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Arch Linux and optional dependencies

I installed XChat on an Arch Linux system. Every time I run it, I get the following error message: Python interface loaded Perl interface loaded AutoLoad failed for: /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/tcl.so ...
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Environment settings on setuid executables

I am observing a curious behavior when running a program with setuid bit enabled. Program foo is owned by user bar with setuid bit set. User execbar runs foo foo reports that one of the dynamic ...
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Debugging a Segmentation Fault

I have an application that runs on an embedded Linux device that I am expanding with new features. The new features require GLib so, I am dynamically linking the required libraries to the application. ...
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File not found for file which is there [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries I am currently trying to get some piece of hardware to work on an embedded device. One part of ...
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Can I use a chroot on my dev machine to build an application to run on embedded linux installation?

I am trying to develop an application to run on an embedded linux installation. It comes with an older version of libc than I have on my development maching. If I were to create a chroot environment ...
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Is it safe to just copy shared libraries onto embedded Linux device?

The following is contained in the vendor user manual for its embedded Linux distro on the hardward board they supply Developers can put their program onto X-Linux device via FTP or NFS. Before ...