I realize this has been asked multiple times, but after reading through the responses, I still cannot get it.

I'm trying to install software called Ovito on RedHat Enterprise 7 and am getting the following errors:

[adam@pc bin]$ sudo ./ovito
[sudo] password for adam: 
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.8' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libGui.so)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.21' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libCore.so)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libCore.so)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Concurrent.so.5)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Widgets.so.5)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Gui.so.5)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Network.so.5)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.9' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Core.so.5)
./ovito: /lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.8' not found (required by /home/adam/Downloads/ovito-2.9.0-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/libQt5Core.so.5)

I installed the newest libstdc++ package, as suggested in the first answer of this post:

libX11.so.6 Not found


[root@pc bin]# yum -y install libstdc++
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
Package libstdc++-4.8.5-16.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

I tried fixing the simlinks(?), as suggested in most of the StackExchange answers on here. I followed the commands from gnu.org:


and the commands on the first answer in this post:


In the end, I've tried the following:




export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${prefix}/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH


and other combinations. What confuses me is that there's a /usr/local/lib64 path and what appears to be a computer/lib64 path.

This post provided scripts for RedHat Enterprise versions 5&6 for someone with a similar issue, but not RedHat/RHEL 7:

an application required libstdc++ for GLIBCXX_3_4_9 library on RHEL 5 64bit system

(not that I yet know how to run the scripts anyway)

1 Answer 1


I e-mailed the software developer of this particular program (Ovito) who gave me the following instructions:

Download and extract the previous version of OVITO, version 2.8.2:


in the lib/ovito/ directory you will find two files named stdlibc++.* Copy both to the same place in the newer OVITO package (v2.9.0). Then try to run it.

This stdlibc++ library is exactly the version OVITO needs. But it is no longer included with the binary package, because on some systems it leads to a conflict with the OpenGL graphics driver, which needs the system’s libstdc++ version.

Ovito 2.9.0 installed correctly after following these instructions.

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