The following error can occur on 64 bit systems when trying to use the checkinstall program:
ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/usr/local/lib64/installwatch.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
The problem occurs because the loader can’t find the shared object file. The solution is very simple. Assuming that the installwatch.so is located in /usr/local/lib, just type the following commands:
echo "/usr/local/lib64" >/etc/ld.so.conf.d/installwatch.conf ldconfig ln -s /usr/local/lib/installwatch.so /usr/local/lib64/installwatch.so