Browse - Computer Tips - ldconfig: /lib/libsomething is not a symbolic link

Date: 2012jun11
OS: Linux

Q.  ldconfig: /lib/lib<something> is not a symbolic link
Whatr does that mean?

A.  As far as I can tell, it means that you have a duplicate
copy of the named lib that is not a symbolic link.
eg:

/lib/libmylib.4
and
/lib/libmylib.4.BACKUP
Its common to have lib's linked. Eg:
/lib/libmylib.4 -> /lib/mylib4.2
so ldconfig doesn't complain about that.