[tex-live] TL2008's otftotfm has some old shared libs dependencies.

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 12:54:55 CEST 2008

Yes, you can use a compat libary, the question is *why* is it linked
against libstdc++.so.5? AFAICT lcdf-typetools itself has no such

I'm using my own build of lcdf-typetools-2.71-3.fc9 because I needed
the latest bug fixes. I was just trying to point out a seemingly
unnecessary dependency on an old library; gcc 4.0 was released 3 years

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:31 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> You need to install a compatibility library.  On Fedora 8 I have:
> $ sudo rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
> Password:
> compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-62.i386
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:45 AM, Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici at gmail.com> wrote:
>> otftotfm: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot
>> open shared object file: No such file or directory
>> So it doesn't normally work on Fedora 9 and probably other newer
>> distros. Linking against the so.5 c++ lib seems rather pointless since
>> otftotfm works pretty well with the so.6.
> The major distros have to support legacy apps and so must provide
> appropriate libraries -- the trick is knowing what they are called so you
> can install them.
> --
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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