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Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK

I installed Eclipse, openjdk6 and downloaded and extracted the sdk manager file. Now, When I created an Android project I got the following error: 2012-06-06 18:44:40 - contactManager] ...
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Why no library files installed for google test?

The libgtest-dev package seems only install header files to the system, but not the static and dynamic libraries which should be installed under /usr/lib. Is it a bug?
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I want to install libssl.0.9.8

I'm trying to install utorrent program, and when I execute the program I get ./utserver: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Is it okay (or not) to symlink libraries to overcome “cannot open shared object” errors?

Sometimes, for one reason or another, a program hasn't specified or included all its dependencies correctly, and starting it up results in errors indicating missing dependencies. A typical error is ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 - Brackets

I installed Brackets on Lubuntu 13.04. When I use the command brackets to open it, I get the error: /usr/lib/brackets/Brackets: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared ...
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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am using ubuntu 11.10 64bit, skype was working however after running sudo apt-get autoremove skype is throwing skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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Steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

After Nvidia driver installation when I try to run Steam I am getting this error: steam: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 I found this question and one ...
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Is there any open-source way to make a static from a dynamic executable with no source code availability?

Let me explain the problem with an example. I use some old program in my day to day work, like for example xfig and pdfedit. Now, these programs are quite old and not updated too often; my fear is ...
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error while loading shared libraries libSDL-1.2.so.0

I am trying to install ioquake on my ubuntu server. When I try to run it, I get this message: # ./ioquake3 ./ioquake3.x86_64: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open ...
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Error While Loading Shared Libraries (libGLU.so.1)

I am trying to run Chamsys MagicQ on Ubuntu 12.10 with 64bit AMD processor. This is what it tells me when I try to run the program. ./magicq: error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: ...
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How to fix Java problem installing Matlab 2012a (64-bit) in Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)?

I am trying to install Matlab 2012a (64-bit) in Ubuntu 12.04LTS (64-bit). I have installed Java 7. My Java version is: sabyasachi@sabyasachi-ubuntu:~/Downloads/R2012a_UNIX$ java -version java version ...
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Does a file reported as “not a dynamic executable” by 'ldd' depend on other libraries?

Just making sure I got this right - I call ldd /path/to/executable and it returns "not a dynamic executable". This means that it doesn't depend on other libraries, correct? If so, does it mean that ...
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How to install 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit machine

I need to install the 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04.2 server. when i tried apt-get install ia32-libs, it says root@devserver:~/downloads# apt-get install ia32-libs ...
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libssl.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Im trying to use twoBitToFa, which is a small program released by the University of California Santa Cruz, that uncompresses large genome files and I get this error: error while loading shared ...
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Find version of development library from command line?

I installed the c++ boost development libraries using Ubuntu software centre. The problem is that it was quite a long time ago and I cannot remember where they are installed nor what version they ...
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How do I find what version of libc my application links to?

When building an application using g++, I am not explicitly passing the libc library as a library to link to in the same way you would for other libraries (like passing -lpthread for example). I know ...
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How are .so files used in Ubuntu

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have ported my simple game engine to linux. The engine is in a .so file and is linked to the executable. I am unable to run my executable because it says that ...
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libunrar.so not found

I'm having trouble installing libunrar.so. It's required for Calibre to convert CBR files. Anyone an idea on where to get it (package or source)?
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libusb-0.1.so.4 shared lib error in ubuntu 64 bit system

I am trying to install ZTE MF191 driver in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine. I am not sure is it support 64 bit or not. But it works fine in 32bit system. These driver package has a executable file named ...
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Help compiling (need old libs)

I need to get a scientific software running but it requires older libs and I don't want to screw my current system. I thought about using an old ubuntu version in a VM. But which would I need? The ...
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Are libc versions tied to kernel versions?

After reading the answers to my previous question I have come to the conclusion that an answer to the following question is what I was actually looking for: Does a particular version of the kernel ...
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How do I install libtiff.so.3?

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 ...
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error while loading shared libraries, file too short

From one of my customers I got an application. When I try to run it I got following error error while loading shared libraries: ./libvtkWidgets.so.5.4: file too short In my project structure I see ...
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Why is libtiff.so.4 not recognized?

I recently updated from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. I was using Smoldyn, a particle-based simulation package, but since the update it doesn't work anymore. After typing smoldyn I get the following ...
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How to check which version of library is used and how to change?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed, with ImageMagick and libjpeg6 and libjpeg8 libraries installed. I am now wondering if there is a way to determine, which version is used, and to change it.
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What package provides -llua for g++?

I've installed all lua5.1 development packages from Synaptic and the g++ linker can not find -llua. I've read on some other question that it is possible that -llua has some other name and that I ...
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please help me understand libraries/includes

I'm trying to understand how libraries work. for example I downloaded a tarball and extracted it. Now I do "./configure", it searches in pre-defined directories from what I understand for certain ...
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Where does Ubuntu look for shared libraries?

When I run a process that links to a shared library at runtime (linked when the process starts, not linked later with dlload()), where does it look for that shared library (.so) file other than ...
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Shared libSDL library fails to open

I'm having an issue with a shared library called libsdl. What I'm trying to do actually is to start up a game engine called GCCG (Generic Collectible Card Game). All the necessary packages were ...
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Feasibility of Static Binaries

I am trying to figure out the implications of a distribution where static binaries are preferred over shared ones. For that purpose, I put together a small Scala shell script that 1) traverses /bin, ...
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ldconfig: Path `/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' given more than once

I'm running 12.10. I'm trying to run an application that needs libglut.so.3. I installed freeglut3 and I can see the library located in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. But when I run the application, it ...
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How to package shared library in deb packages

My application uses some shared libraries, which i need to package with the binary, and as per Debian Policy Rules It is recommended that supporting files and run-time support programs that do not ...
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libapt-inst1.4:i386 fais to install

Today I was notifed of updates, some of them being libapt. So I press "Install Updates", and I got this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libapt-inst1.4:i386: Depends: ...
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Install unetbootin on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install UNetbootin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the executable file from this link and followed the instructions below: If using Linux, make the file executable (using either ...
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Compiling library from source code, how to overwrite current package?

So here's the short story. I wanted to compile the latest Transmission client from source but in order to do that I needed the libevent-2 library which is not available from Ubuntu 10.04's ...
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Error trying to run GCCG while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object file

I'm trying to run GCCG (a multiplatform implementation of a card game engine) on my Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64, but I always get the following error: ./ccg_client: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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shotwell 0.12 shared library error [closed]

i installed shotwell 0.12 like so via its official ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install shotwell and when i tried to run it via dash it didn't start. i ...
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Cuda 6.0/PyCuda. 'ImportError'

I had Cuda 5.5 with pycuda working great, but then I needed to upgrade to CUDA 6.0. Now when I try to run a sample PyCuda program I get this : ImportError: libcurand.so.6.0: cannot open shared ...
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How can i install Skype without ia32-libs?

How can I Install Skype without ia32-libs? The libraries provided by ia32-libs crash my 64-bit "Second Life" game.
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Several applications give “libtasn1.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

I get this error when I try running LibreOffice after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04. ~$> libreoffice --writer /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Skype cannot find libsqlite3.so.0

Skype fails to run: $ skype skype: error while loading shared libraries: libsqlite3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I tried reinstalling Skype (apt-get remove then ...
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libpng15.so.15, cannot open shared object file

I recently downloaded a binary of Blender, and upon running it on got the following error: jdphenix@jdphenix:~/blender/blender_59865$ ./blender ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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liblapack.so file

I want to run a matlab code in ubuntu 12.04 in which error is coming that liblapack.so shared library file is missing. How to get this file installed and from where can I get this file.Please help me ...
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Shared library not loading. Loading only under root

I have an executable that requires a shared library that resides in /opt/... folder. I have included the path in LD_LIBRARY_PATH under /etc/environment and updated it using source /etc/environment. ...
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Can't launch Nautilus

I'm unable to launch Nautilus. If I launch it from a Terminal, it says: nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: libunity-protocol-private.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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err: file '/lib/libgcc_s.so.1' not found

I'm running 32bit ubuntu in a virtual machine inside vmplayer. That file simply doesn't exist, what do I do?
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libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0:i386 not available on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit; troubles with Adobe Air

I've been trying to install Adobe Air on my 64 bit Ubuntu machine. The first thing I tried was to follow this tutorial that symlinks the missing libraries, but it is under the impression that HAL was ...
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Why is the library's linker name only in the -dev package?

Take a package like sqlite3: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-0/filelist http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-dev/filelist Note that the linker name ...
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Why can't my program find the libraries in “/usr/local/lib”?

I'm on Ubuntu 10.10, and I've just upgraded opencv to 2.4.2. The problem is that each time I open a new shell and try to compile and run, it compiles but doesn't run due to the following error: ...
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undefined reference to `GDALAllRegister' [closed]

I have problem with gdal. I am currently working on Ubuntu and the IDE is Eclipse CDT i have given my code below and i have also installed the gdal package but it gives build errors #include ...