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Re: 8.3 to 8.4 - Can't load dynamic shared library

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Craig James <craig_james(at)emolecules(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.3 to 8.4 - Can't load dynamic shared library
Date: 2010-07-15 18:58:00
Message-ID: 1279220280.30528.56.camel@jd-desktop.unknown.charter.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 11:49 -0700, Craig James wrote:
> I'm migrating from Postgres 8.3.10 to 8.4.4, and also from Fedora 9 to Ubuntu 10.04.
> 
> On 8.3.10, I have a C extension that worked on 8.3, but now refuses to load on 8.4:
> 
> CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION chmoogle_session_id() RETURNS integer
> AS '/usr/local/pgsql/lib/libchmoogle.so', 'chmoogle_session_id'
> LANGUAGE 'C' VOLATILE;
> ERROR:  could not load library "/usr/local/pgsql/lib/libchmoogle.so": /usr/local/pgsql/lib/libchmoogle.so: undefined symbol: _ZN9OpenBabel4etabE
> 
> So it finds the first shared library, libchmoogle.so.  But the symbol _ZN9OpenBabel4etabE is from a second library, the OpenBabel (chemistry) shared library, which is also located in
> 
>    /usr/local/pgsql/lib/libopenbabel.so
> 
> On the Postgres 8.3 system, I simply put libopenbabel.so into the /usr/local/pgsql/lib directory, and everything worked well.  On 8.4, I can't seem to get it to load libopenbabel.so.  Other programs that use this library have no trouble finding it.
> 
> What (if anything) has changed from 8.3 to 8.4 regarding how it finds and links dynamic libraries?  What else should I look for?  I'm stumped on this one.
> 

Studid question, but did you recompile the library against 8.4 first?

> Thanks,
> Craig
> 

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