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Date:      Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:24:13 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        User questions <>
Subject:   Re: Shared object "" not found, required by "bash"
Message-ID:  <20140801152413.2864b4c6@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20140801175845.GB16376@slackbox.erewhon.home>
References:  <20140801083437.49ad718b@scorpio> <20140801175845.GB16376@slackbox.erewhon.home>

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On Fri, 1 Aug 2014 19:58:45 +0200, Roland Smith stated:

>On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 08:34:37AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:26:26 -0400
>> I just used "freebsd-update" to update my system to FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p7
>> from "p3". Now, when I boot up, I am greeted with this friendly message:
>> Shared object "" not found, required by "bash"
>This means that bash cannot be loaded. But it shouldn't have anything to do
>with updating the base system, because is part of the
>devel/gettext port.
>> The file does exist. I rebuilt bash and rebooted the system; however, the
>> message still appears.
>Are you sure you also *installed* the new bash?
>What does `ldd /usr/local/bin/bash` tell you?

ldd /usr/local/bin/bash
/usr/local/bin/bash: => /lib/ (0x8008e7000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x800b33000) => /lib/ (0x800d3c000)


>> I do not see any evidence of a failure by bash, so I
>> am wondering if this is just a harmless error message.

bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.3.18(2)-release (amd64-portbld-freebsd10.0)

echo $0

>The default shell is tcsh, not bash. If the shell set in your entry in
>/etc/passwd would fail to start, you'd get an "access denied" notice from

My default shell is Bash.


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