Error with checkinstall on 64 bit system

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 - Save & Share - 4 Comments

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
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4 Responses to “Error with checkinstall on 64 bit system”

Comment from FM
Time July 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Thanks -really appreciate it.

Comment from Christopher Paulin
Time August 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Thanks. I had the same problem, and the answer fixed it.

Comment from AleiPhoenix
Time October 17, 2011 at 5:15 am

Thanks! just encounter the problem then find this fix.

Comment from danny
Time January 11, 2012 at 8:42 am

thanks for the fix … problem solved

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