[geeks] Solaris linking issue
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Dec 4 23:07:45 CST 2008
On Dec 3, 2008, at 5:31 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> I have a program that depends on ICU, a unicode library. Solaris
> comes with an older version (that is too old) of this library at /
> usr/lib. Before realizing that (and it is too old anyway), I
> installed the latest released version in /usr/local/.
> Anyway, then I try to run my program, it gripes about not finding
> the symbol ucol_close_4_0. That symbol is found in /usr/local/lib/
> libicui18n.so, but not in /usr/lib.
> So, I suspect that the run time linker is picking the older /usr/
> lib. How do I force it to correct this without removing the old one
> (which I suspect is required elsewhere) or permanently changing
> crle since I only want this one program to use the new library?
In the end, the issue turned out to be that the new build of ICU was
64bits while everything else was 32bits, including the Sun installed
version. Recompiling ICU as 32bits fixed the problem right up.
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