glib problems

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Fri May 14 02:17:15 PDT 2004

On Friday 14 May 2004 01:43 am, hatter wrote:
> Hello.
> I have fairly fresh install of 5.2.1 where I installed xfree, gnome
> 2.6 and xfce4 (in this order).
> Now, whenever I install something from ports tree, that has anything
> to do with glib, it will
> build fine without any errors but when I try to launch the program it
> will complain about
> missing libraries.
> Like this:
> bash-2.05b$ rox
> /libexec/ Shared object "" not found
> bash-2.05b$ gftp
> /libexec/ Shared object "" not found
> bash-2.05b$ evolution
> /libexec/ Shared object "" not found
> I did a search and found that I have in
> /usr/local/lib which belongs
> to the package glib-2.4.1_1.
> I have all the possible glib packages installed:
> bash-2.05b$ pkg_info | grep glib
> glib-1.2.10_10      Some useful routines of C programming (previous
> stable vers
> glib-2.4.1_1        Some useful routines of C programming (current
> stable versi
> I have updated my ports tree and did portupgrade -a.
> Any help appreciated.

Try a portupgrade -rf glib. I always do a -fa to force all. I have never 
timed an -rf glib on a 5.x system but it should keep your machine busy 
for some time :).


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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