[Techtalk] sendmail problem

Andrew Wendt awendt at putergeek.com
Wed Aug 29 11:19:46 EST 2001

On August 29, 2001 10:34, Philip J. Priest wrote:
> Got a redhat 7.1 server.  When i try to startup sendmail i get this error:
> /usr/sbin/sendmail: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1:
> cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
> and in /usr/lib ive got this:
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       205154 May  2 16:20 libssl.so.0.9.6a
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           15 Jun 20 12:08 libssl.so.1 ->
> libssl.so.0.9.6
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           16 Jul 13 08:53 libssl.so.2 ->
> libssl.so.0.9.6a
> so libssl.so.1 is a symbolic link to libssl.so.0.9.6a.
> should there be a reason why sendmail wont startup?

It looks to me like only libssl.so.2 is a symbolic link to libssl.so.0.9.6a. 
The libssl.so.1 link is missing that "a" on the end, and is the one that 
Sendmail is asking for.

If those are your only libssl files in that directory, I would try deleting 
your libssl.so.1 symlink and creating a new one which points to 
libssl.so.0.9.6a, and see if that makes Sendmail happy.


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