problem with ldconfig and xorg libraries

From: Chuck Robey (
Date: 06/27/05

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    Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 02:12:27 +0000

    I have to recover from a particularly dumb thing that I did. It's an
    entertaining problem, so I'll see if I can lay it all out to you.

    I run FreeBSD on two machine, "April" and July". They are both 2
    processor smp machines; April is i386, and the July machine is amd64. I
    often use x11 cross mounts, so I have to keep in mind what's my current
    machine, else I will do what I just did. In pkg_add, there's a
    variable, PACKAGESITE, that lets you vector the place you get your
    packages from, and I use this to set the ARCH. I screwed up , mis-set
    it to i386 just before beginning to bring in a lot of KDE upgrade
    ports. Oops.

    OK, I used "file" to locate i386 libraries, and I rebuilt (from sources,
    the ports directly) very nearly everything. FreeBSD is *SO* darned
    stable, I have really only hit just thing single really killer problem ...

    The problem?? Can't start X11. When I try a startx, I get about a done
    lines, but they're really just all copies of one of these two lines:

    /libexec/ /usr/X11R6/lib/ unsupported file layout
    /libexec/ /usr/X11R6/lib/ unsupported file layout

    july:chuckr:/usr/X11R6/lib:#27>file ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, AMD x86-64, version 1
    (FreeBSD), not stripped ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, AMD x86-64, version 1
    (FreeBSD), not stripped

    These happen to be precisely what all the other X11 libraries are
    reporting, too. OK, these are all of the more obvious hints. If you
    can think up any other ones, I'd very much appreciate a note to me.
    Being as candid as I can be, I'm actually enjoying doing this, running
    down these problems.
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