Re: I broke apache and hacked a fix, but what happened and how do I fix it properly?
Thanks for all comments.
I have both libdb2 and libdb3 installed.
Following the comment below I changed the symlink like this:
debian:/lib# ln -s libdb2.so.2 libdb.so.2
debian:/lib# ls -l libdb*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Feb 12 23:30 libdb.so.2 ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 233488 Apr 18 2002 libdb.so.3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Sep 24 10:06 libdb2.so.2 ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 262812 Apr 18 2002 libdb2.so.2.7.7
But that didn't go down well:
Syntax error on line 222 of /etc/apache/httpd.conf:
Cannot load /usr/lib/apache/1.3/mod_rewrite.so into server:
/lib/libdb.so.2: version `GLIBC_2.0' not found (required by
So, I think I'll stick with ln -s libdb.so.3 libdb.so.2.
Is it possible that somehow a symlink got deleted as part of some deb
being (un)installed? In the meantime, if it ain't broke ...?
Ken Weinert wrote:
On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 01:06:37PM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
From: "Ivan Uemlianin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had a perfectly good Apache installation; broke it (by accident) and
hacked a fix. But I'd like to know what happened and how to fix it
The error I was getting is:
apache: error while loading shared libraries: libdb.so.2: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory
If I recall the original email correctly, you almost had the right
fix. The problem is that libdb.so.2 is supposed to be a generic link
for version 2 of the library to the specific version 2 library that
was installed. For example (and I know I don't have the numbers
exactly correct) you said you had libdb.so.2.1.0 - that's the release
of the version 2 library that was installed.
You should have symbolically linked libdb.so.2 to libdb.so.2.1.0 - I
think you linked it to the version 3 library (libdb.so.3.x.y) which
might work in most cases, and might always work for your particular
program. However, changing a major version number implies an interface
change, or at least some incompatibility with the previous version.
I'm not surprised that uninstalling a package doesn't restore the
link, but as Ivan said, reinstalling should restore the link as that
will be one of the post-install operations.