Wrong magic bytes -> corrupted file?
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Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:40:00PM +0100, Merciadri Luca wrote:
>> I am encountering
>> ldconfig: /usr/lib/libwins.so is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.
>> from ldconfig. Everything seems however to work nicely. Some questions
>> naturally arise:
>> 1. What is the role of libwins.so?
> Normally files that are simply .so (without any extra version) under
> */lib/ are symlinks intended for build-time. Maybe this is merely a
> dandling link?
> What is the output of:
> ls -l /usr/lib/libwins.so
# ls -l /usr/lib/libwins.so
ls: cannot access /usr/lib/libwins.so: No such file or directory
Is it possible, or must this file have disappeared since last try?
> And then again, you can check the magic directly:
> file /usr/lib/libwins.so
By the same mechanism,
# file /usr/lib/libwins.so
/usr/lib/libwins.so: ERROR: cannot open `/usr/lib/libwins.so' (No such file or directory)
Note that I received this error when installing some packages. (I do
not remember their names, sorry.)
>> 2. Should I simply download libwins.so in BIN from an FTP server, and
>> put it there, to solve the problem?
> Is it part of some package? I get no hits for 'apt-file search
> /usr/lib/libwins.so' here (squeeze, amd64).
I do not know. I do not even know its role. I tried googling about it,
but it did not show me anything interesting.
Don't try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work, and you'll annoy
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