I repeatedly get the following error when using GRASS GIS and I think a few other programs:

/usr/local/lib/libxml2.so.2: no version information available ...

As far as I can tell I have libxml2 installed at:




I imagine this has to do with setting an environmental variable somewhere.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Do a locate libxml2.so.2 and see if you have 2 or more versions. if so delet the old version and create a symbolic link to the new.

ln -s is the command to create a symbolic link. The rest of the command requires your file name and the old file name (but depends on what you find with locate ;) )

  • Thanks @Rinzwind. It turns out I have it in 3 locations. /usr/local/lib/libxml2.so.2 /usr/local/lib/libxml2/lib/libxml2.so.2 and /usr/local/lib/libxml2-2.7.8/.libs/libxml2.so.2 – Paul May 10 '11 at 17:36

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