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Hi, I've just build wireshark on SUSE 11.3. There were no problems with compilation and installation, but when I try to run it, there is an error "wireshark: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory". This library is in /usr/local/lib but I don't know what to do to run wireshark. Thanks for your help

asked 16 Jan '11, 14:36

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Did you tell configure where it would be installed? Check your configure log.

Otherwise try setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH before launching Wireshark.

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answered 17 Jan '11, 13:01

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Thank you Jaap I solved my problem. In Suse, there was not a such variable. All I had to do was to create a file 'profile.local' in '/etc' with a line inside 'export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib'. After reboot everything works fine. See you and good luck.

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answered 17 Jan '11, 15:57

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Run 'ldconfig' command(or similar command), Issue should be solved. I had same issue on Ubuntu 14.04, ldconfig helped!

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answered 03 Sep '14, 01:57

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