[Users] libarchive.so.2 not found

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Tue Oct 15 10:05:19 CEST 2013

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:47:45PM -0500, Thaddeus Nielsen wrote:
> Upgraded slackware64-current today (now version 14.1).  Afterwards,
> claws-mail 3.9.2 (compiled on my machine) would not run, puking
> because it could find no file named libarchive.so.2.  As a dirty little
> workaround, I soft-linked that to /usr/lib64/libarchive.so.13.1.2 and
> we're running OK for the time being.  Other suggestions welcome.

  You should rebuild software you have compiled when upgrading libs, to be
sure the interfaces remain the same. If a library shifts number it's because
there's some change, so your workaround is prone to fail sooner or later at

  Ricardo Mones 
  Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but 
  that's not why we do it.                            Richard Feynman
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