error while loading shared libraries: : cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
By : Josh -
A fairly typical scenario when installing software that does not come fro the distribution package manager is to install an application and find that it cannot find a library necessary to run, although the library is definitely installed. I recently ran into this issue when compiling spine on an old Debian Sarge system.
./spine: error while loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient_r.so.15: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I verified that this file existed with locate.
$ locate libmysqlclient_r.so.15
The problem was that I did not have the mysql library directory included in /etc/ld.so.conf or /etc/ld.so.conf.d. To fix the problem, I added the mysql library path to /etc/ld.so.conf and re-ran ldconfig using sudo.
Then run ldconfig:
$ sudo ldconfig
I was then able to run spine without any issues.