kde applications crash (Was: no permissions to libc.so.x libpthread.so.x and other files)

Panagiotis Astithas past at ebs.gr
Fri Aug 19 15:51:38 GMT 2005

Jonathan Noack wrote:
> Please don't top post.  From the mailing list faq (joke by Randy Bush):
> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
> On 08/18/05 00:32, Stepan Rakhimov wrote:
>> Michael Nottebrock wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, 17. August 2005 22:01, Stepan Rakhimov wrote:
>>>> Thanks for your reply, but lastest investigations showed that Kmail
>>>> craches with libc.so.6 and works with libc.so.5 only. That's why I
>>>> didn't delete the old file as i want to. I think it's not normal
>>>> behaviour, is it a known problem or my kde build's problem?
>>>> I have the same problem with Kdevelop, but i cannot use libmap.conf 
>>>> with
>>>> it, ldd says that it is "not a dynamic executable". (Kdevelop's
>>>> backtrace is in attachment)
>>> /usr/local/bin/kdevelop is a script, the real executable is 
>>> kdevelop-bin. The kdevelop crash also looks somewhat familiar - are 
>>> you running kdevelop-3.2.0? If so, consider upgrading to KDE 3.4.2 / 
>>> KDevelop 3.2.2.
>>> Also, if you've updated from FreeBSD 5.x to 6-BETA, you might want to 
>>> recompile all your installed ports to make sure they all link against 
>>> the same system libraries.
>> As I've said I have all latest software (kdevelop 3.2.2 and kde 3.4.2)
>> When I've upgraded from 5.3-release to 6-current I did recompile all 
>> the ports (it was 4 or 5 months ago)
>> Is it good solution to manually remove such old files like libc.so.5, 
>> libpthread.so.1 libc_r.so.5 and make a symlinks to libc.so.6 
>> lipthread.so.2 and libc_r.so.6 respectively?
>> Since kmail works only with libc.so.5 for me, I'm afraid to get it 
>> completely broken.
> Short answer:
> Recompile all your ports.
> Long answer:
> To see how polluted your binaries/libraries are, install the 
> sysutils/libchk port and run "libchk -v".  You might want to redirect 
> that to a file as it is quite verbose (note that firefox and thunderbird 
> produce a lot of noise that can be ignored).  The only things that 
> should be linked to libc.so.5 are 5.x binaries that you downloaded and 
> didn't compile (e.g., the binary port of 'rar').  If you see more 
> binaries linked to libc.so.5, you need to recompile all your ports. Once 
> that is done, you may delete all unreferenced libraries (according to 
> libchk) OLDER than your last build/install world.  Until there is a 
> misc/compat5x port, I use the following settings in /etc/libmap.conf so 
> I can delete ALL old libraries (but still allow 'rar' to work):
> # Work with 5.x binaries
> libc.so.5                       libc.so.6
> libm.so.3                       libm.so.4
> libstdc++.so.4                  libstdc++.so.5
> Hope that helps,
> Jon

I believe you need a mapping for libpthread.so.1 to libpthread.so.2, too.



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