'Shared object "libc.so.4" not found' when running FreeBSD 4 command on 5.3

Xin LI delphij at frontfree.net
Wed Dec 22 19:45:39 PST 2004

On Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 12:24:49PM +0900, Hideki Yamamoto wrote:
> When trying to run my application, which was compiled on FreeBSD4.8,
> on FreeBSD 5.3, It does not work and appears
>        'Shared object "libc.so.4" not found.'
> After make an symbolic link as follows,
>       # ln -s /usr/lib/libc.so  /usr/lib/libc.so.4
> it works well.
> Is this link is correct for this problem?

It may work, but it's not recommended.  A recommended solution is that
you either re-compile the application, or install ports/misc/compat4x/
so you get libc.so.4.

> My kernel config file includes 'options	  COMPAT_FREEBSD4' line.
> I wonder if this option has some problems.

This should not be painful :-)  If you have many 4-STABLE binaries then
you will want this.

Xin LI <delphij frontfree net>	http://www.delphij.net/
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