PPP/su startup error

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Oct 4 21:21:51 PDT 2004

On Oct 5, 2004, at 12:08 AM, Andrew Wiles wrote:
> Since just prior to the new pfil hooks commit and with 5.3-BETA7 I now 
> get the following error on boot:
> Starting ppp as "root"
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1:
> Shared object "libintl.so.6" not found, required by "su"
> The shared library exists in /usr/local/lib but isn't being found.
> As to why su or ppp would need that lib at boot time also confuses me 
> as it is now part of the base system.

On my machines, `ldd /usr/bin/su` does not include libintl.

Possibly your path is using an su in /usr/local/lib without having 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH set (or perhaps being ignored because su is 


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