[Techtalk] Installation Help Needed for Pan

Travis Casey efindel at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 20 19:34:31 EST 2003

On Monday 20 October 2003 17:24, TechChiq wrote:

> I've tried to install Pan 0.14.2 on my system. I got all the
> dependancies installed, so I thought. I had compiled gtkspell 2.0.4 and
> everything went ok. But when I go to run Pan, it's looking for
> libgtkspell.so.0 and says this:
> pan: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkspell.so.0: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> Odd because a whereis shows this:
> libgtkspell.so: /usr/local/lib/libgtkspell.so.0
> /usr/local/lib/libgtkspell.so
> So it did get installed.

First, try running "ldconfig" as root.  That will make the dynamic linker 
refresh its cache of what dynamic libraries are on the system.

If that doesn't work, check /etc/ld.so.conf and see if /usr/local/lib is 
listed in there (most likely it is, though, which is why I recommend trying 
ldconfig first).  If it's not, add it.  This is the file that lists "extra" 
places besides the default ones where dynamic link libraries can live.  
Then run "ldconfig" as root again.

If /usr/local/lib is listed in /etc/ld.so.conf, and ldconfig doesn't fix it, 
then you've reached the end of my poor knowledge, I'm afraid.  :-(

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