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I installed Maya 2011 on Ubuntu 10.04 many times and it was always working, Recently i upgraded my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 11.04, and when i tried to install Maya 2011 on it i wasn’t able to get it working.

After installing Maya 2011 on Ubuntu 11.04 i try to run Maya from the terminal and this is what i get :

error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

Please help.

Note : Maya is a 3d software.

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You're missing the TIFF library. apt-cache search libtiff shows packages, you'll need libtiff4:

sudo apt-get install libtiff4
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Lucid (10.04) provides version 3.9.2-2ubuntu0.7 where Natty (11.04) is supplied with 3.9.4-5ubuntu6. That should not be a problem though. –  Lekensteyn May 20 '11 at 17:38
    
this is what happens when i enter your command : sudo apt-get install libtiff4 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done libtiff4 is already the newest version. The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: python-pyatspi2 libatspi2.0-0 gir1.2-atspi-2.0 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. And when i run the software i still have the problem –  Osama Ahmaro May 20 '11 at 17:40
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Oh, in that case, run something like LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib application-name-here (replace application-name-here accordingly). If it works, something is wrong with your libary path. –  Lekensteyn May 20 '11 at 20:14
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cat /etc/ld.so.conf.d/libc.conf should give: # libc default configuration\n/usr/local/lib (\n is a newline). If not, run sudo apt-get --reinstall libc-bin which will create this file. –  Lekensteyn May 21 '11 at 8:47
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/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/maya.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory . I am not sure if that is what you want.. –  Osama Ahmaro Jun 18 '11 at 16:36

I'm running in to the same error with a different program. I'm using Oneiric (Xubuntu 11.10)

$ sudo apt-get install libtiff3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libtiff3

Libtiff4 is already installed on this system, and clearly doesn't provide libtiff.so.3.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3

I couldn't find libtiff.so.4 there, but I did find it in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/. So the command I ran was:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtiff.so.3

And it worked for the game I was trying to play (http://www.happypenguin.org/show?interLOGIC)

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If Maya was not built on your machine (ie installed from a binary) then you need libtiff3, libtiff4 will not fix your issue as it includes libtiff.so.4 not libtiff.so.3. Or you could build Maya from source on your machine.

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You can create a soft link:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3
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On a 64-bit system you need to do ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 instead. –  N.N. Mar 19 '13 at 8:42

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