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I've compiled Tracker from sources as described here. But when running 'tracker-control' it says something about not being able to load (see error message below). Where can I get this library? (I am not interested in using the pre-packaged .debs as I want to use it for development.)

tracker-control: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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just a simple query I did to the apt-cache..

libtracker-miner-0.8-0 - tracker data miner library libtracker-miner-0.8-dev - tracker data miner library - development files

have you installed those packages?

seems that the version of the library you need are old can even, install the new ones and do a link and see if the application runs, maybe there is some back compatibility ..anyway..if you compile it from sources...didn't it cry before?? it's strange, have you ran a ``configure'' script before compiling?

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Thanks. I had to do a 'sudo ldconfig' before running program. – Anders Feder Aug 26 '11 at 18:53

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