Subject: Re: Shared library not found
To: John Hayward <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2000 11:17:44
On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 08:24:58PM -0500, John Hayward wrote:
> Dear NetBSDers,
>    I recently installed NetBSD-1.5Alpha2.  Since I did not find xdvi I
> down loaded the source 22.28, configured, make and make install.  It seemed
> to build without a hitch.  However when attempting to fire up xdvi I get:
> xdvi
> Shared object "" not found
> I can see in /usr/X11R6/lib/ this file and if I set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to
> this directory it fires up fine.  There is as well as
> I built X from source from XFree86 version 4.0.1 since I needed the rage
> 128 server.
> Any suggestions on what I should do to build xdvi so it will run without
> setting the environmental path?

You need to path -Wl,-R/usr/X11R6/lib to gcc when linking.

But I would recommend using pkgsrc
which takes care of these details (and many others).

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.