FreeBSD Port: net/linux-nx-client

G. Paul Ziemba pz-freebsd-ports at
Fri Nov 28 17:21:46 PST 2008

gamato at (martinko) writes:

>Scot Hetzel wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 4:43 PM, mato <gamato at> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've just installed net/linux-nx-client on FreeBSD 6.4 and after launching
>>> it I got:
>>> $ nxclient
>>> /usr/local/lib/linux-nx-client/bin/nxclient: error while loading shared
>>> libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>>> directory
>>> The library in need is located here:
>>> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  67306 Oct  8 18:07 /usr/local/lib/
>> That's the wrong library, you need the linux which should
>> be located under /usr/compat/linux.
>> Scot

>Which it is not.  A missing dependency ?

On my system, for some reason these libraries get installed (by the
linux* ports) in /usr/compat/linux/usr/X11R6/lib rather than in
/usr/compat/linux/usr/local/lib where many applications expect them.

I have been manually creating symlinks in /usr/compat/linux/usr/local/lib,

    cd /usr/compat/linux/usr/local/lib
    ln -s ../../X11R6/lib/

I'm not sure why I need to make these links or if there is a better
approach, but it works for me.

G. Paul Ziemba
FreeBSD unix:
 4:46PM  up 9 days, 17:24, 7 users, load averages: 1.24, 1.39, 1.05

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