> Hi ,
> as a new user I have followed the Momjian libpq sample program format
> #include "libpq-fe.h"
> and cc -I/usr/local/pgsql/include -o myapp myapp.c
> -L/usr/local/pgsql/lib -lpq
> my application compiles but on execution gives
> libpq.so.2: cannot open shared object file
This looks like an installation problem! Your program is ok, but
when it tries to load the libpq.so it fails. The idea of the shared
objects (that is what .so means; like the DLL in wind*ws) is to
have a library in a specific version and use an _unspecific_ name
So the library libpq.so is a symbolic link to libpq.so.<major> and
this one could / should be a link to libpq.so.<major>.<minor> where
<major> and <minor> refer to the concrete version of the library.
It looks, like your lipq.so is a symbolic link to a nonexistent
library libpq.so.2 (or that file may have unsufficient rights).
Perhaps it's best you check your files; and make shure that you are
looking at the right ones. The libraries are searched according to
the entries in /etc/modules.conf (after changing this file a
ldconfig is needed).
Newer Postgres versions (or maybe all versions that you compile
yourself) install their libraries under /usr/local/pgsql/lib.
Maybe you had older versions directly from your distribution
in /usr/lib or /usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib or
/usr/i486-linux-libc6/lib. In this case all depends on the
searchpath for the libraries.
You can use 'ldd yourprogram' to find out, which libraries it
depends on. If your program doesn't directly need the libpq.so
you can check out all libraries it uses for their dependencies.
Arrrgh, STOP! I just recognized, that some programs/libs directly
require the libpq.so.2 (not just the generic name libpq.so). If
this is the case with your program, it seems that you just don't
have any libpq.so on your system or forgot to write the library-
path into the above mentioned file /etc/modules.conf (on older
systems there was a /etc/conf.modules - so check this out).
Hope this helps
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