[Ardour-Users] Missing shared object (that isn't missing)

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Feb 24 15:20:10 PST 2009

Sorry, I meant to post this to ardour-users but I posted to ardour-dev by

Don't know if anyone will be able to help with this....  This morning I
booted up to find that my Linux installation (64studio) was corrupted.
Fortunately, I back up the entire 64studio partition on a regular basis and
the last backup was only a few days ago.

On my desktop I have an icon which starts Ardour by running a script.  The
script ends in this line:-

exec /usr/local/lib/ardour2/ardour-2.4.1 $*

After restoring the recent backup I double-click on the icon and Ardour
launches, exactly like it always did.  However, I can no longer launch
Ardour from a command line.  If I type these commands into a terminal:-

cd /usr/local/lib/ardour2

I now get this error:-

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

This has always worked in the past.  I can see that "libardour.so" is
definitely in the right folder and in any case, Ardour runs fine if I launch
it from its icon.  So I did a "scons --clean", followed by a full rebuild
from source, followed by "scons install" but I still seem to be getting the
same problem.  Can anyone hazard a guess at what might have gone wrong?



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