Problem: /libexec/ Shared object "" not found

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Mon May 3 10:11:51 PDT 2004

On Monday 03 May 2004 09:54 am, Oxid wrote:
> SM>> On Mon, 3 May 2004, Oxid wrote:
> >>> I recive this message: /libexec/ Shared object
> >>> "" not found , when trying to start apache :(
> SM>> You might have recently upgraded (intentionally or not) expat.
> Do a SM>> pkg_info | grep -i expat, if it says expat-1.95.7 then you
> need to SM>> reinstall the apache module which relies on expat
> (usually php). To really SM>> make sure that everything's in sync
> with the new expat, see SM>> /usr/ports/UPDATING, entry 20040313 for
> authoritative recommendation. SM>> (portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2).
> SM>> --mendonan
> SM>> "Yang mimpikan secangkir kopi panas dengan selimut.."
> SM>>  (Dreaming of a cup of hot coffee, and a blanket..")
> O>    Here:
> O> $ pkg_info | grep -i expat
> O> expat-1.95.6_1      XML 1.0 parser written in C
> O> p5-XML-Parser-2.34  Perl extension interface to James Clark's XML
> parser, expat
> O> - do i still should reinstall php?
> I have reinstalled APACHE...but i still recive: /libexec/
> Shared object "" not found
> How can i fix it? PLEASE HELP!
> I can't start APACHE becose of that and i can't install PHP becose of
> that error :(((

I think you are running into the following problem. is the 
old library version. The current version is expat-1.95.7, which 
produces version The update changed the interface, which caused 
the following section to be added to /usr/ports/UPDATING.

  AFFECTS: users of textproc/expat2

  Users of expat2 (and its many dependencies) should do the following to
  properly update expat2 and all of its dependencies:

  portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2

Did you install Apache from a package, which was built using the old 
version of expat. At any rate, I think you have a version that wants 
the old version of expat.

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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