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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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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Debian: How to resolve relocation error?

I am running Debian 7.1. I tried to apt-get install -f, and messed up. All command line returns ln: relocation error: /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6: symbol _dl_find_dso_for_object, version ...
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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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Why can't I install multiple versions of a shared library?

There are often instances where a certain program will depend on library version x.y and another on x.z but, as far as I'm aware, no package manager will allow me to install both x.y and x.z. ...
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libmysqlclient.so.18: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory [closed]

I am using Slackware 14.1 x64 and when I want to run a program that is using mysql.h over C I read the following error: bash-4.2$ /home/normal/Proyectos/a.out /home/normal/Proyectos/a.out: error ...
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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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“symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxfconf-0.so.2: undefined symbol: g_type_class_adjust_private_offset” after upgrading to Jessie

Just upgraded my dev system from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie, by the straight-forward method of changing sources.list and apt-get upgrade/dist-upgrade. Now I'm seeing failures when I try to log in ...
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Memory layout of dynamic loaded/linked library

when loading a shared library in Linux system, what is the memory layout of the shared library? For instance, the original memory layout is the following: +-----------+ |heap(ori) | +-----------+ ...
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set library path for current script [closed]

How can I set the library path for the current script that's running? I mean I don't want to list a new path for the libraries in a textfile. I tried it using export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$(pwd)/lib/ This ...
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libssl undefined reference to symbol 'SSL_load_error_strings@@OPENSSL_1.0.0'

With the following CMakeLists.txt (I tried to snip it AMAP) https://gist.github.com/pbertoni/29200833dc562ab6ee2c I got this error from make at linking time: /usr/bin/ld: ...
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How to use libraries installed by nix at run-time?

I'm using nix in "single-user mode" in a system where I'm not the root (see below for a description of my nix setup). I wanted to quickly run one of my binaries which is dynamically linked with a ...
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finding undefined symbol

I am trying to run a program whose source I downloaded and compiled. When I try to run the program I keep getting the message: unable to load undefined symbol _z15InvalidateImageSs I am trying to ...
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Problem to launch java at Debian: “error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so”

I'm trying to launch java: $ java -version java: error while loading shared libraries: libjli.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ ldd ...
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Cannot execute binary in NixOS - 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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How to make my ELF run with both new and old version of glibc?

When I'm compiling my elf, it is "best practice" to make it link against the oldest version of glibc I can, so it will work both on new and old versions of glibc. i.e. if I use realpath, which in ...
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Using alternate libc with ld-linux.so hacks; cleaner method?

I have a legacy system with a very old glibc, which we can't upgrade without incurring a mountain of testing/validation work. I have needed to run newer programs (such as Java 1.7) on that system ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file

I have a Linux kernel and I chroot it on /var/chroot: I added bash dependencies like so: ldd /bin/bash linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff9a373000) libtinfo.so.5 => ...
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Accessing xfig from x11 fails

I am trying to get access to xfig from x11 on my mac to draw some diagrams and including them in latex, but it shows the following error bash-3.2$ xfig dyld: Library not loaded: ...
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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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How do I get linux-gate.dso on a newer linux system?

I would like to find out which method my 32bit QEMU guest is using for system calls. There's an excellent article explaining linux-gate.dso (http://www.trilithium.com/johan/2005/08/linux-gate/). ...
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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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Installing flash player for Firefox

I would like to install Flash player for Firefox on Linux. I downloaded the .tar.gz, and there are some compiled shared libraries. I am not sure how to make them work, and I am looking for a hint. ...
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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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How do SO (shared object) numbers work?

I'm aware that shared objects under Linux use "so numbers", namely that different versions of a shared object are given different extensions, for example: example.so.1 example.so.2 I understand ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...