This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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If you get an error like the following.
dynamic linker: svrmgrl: error opening libprogram.so
install_driver(program) failed: Can't load
PERL_MODULE::program: dynamic linker: perl: relocation error: symbol not
found: getrusage at....
These messages all mean that you do not or have not setup
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable or Your Program isn't setting up
LD_LIBRARY_PATH correctly, or your install of the program was
This can be solved by adding the shell variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH
or LIBPATH with the proper search path. For example if you are
using bourne or korn shell
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH LIBPATH
From the man page on ld:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is also used to specify library search directories to the
dynamic linker at run time. That is, if LD_LIBRARY_PATH exists in the
environment, the dynamic linker will search the directories it names
before its default directory for shared objects to be linked with the program
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