[sword-devel] BibleTime -vs "libsword6"

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Fri Aug 1 08:01:29 MST 2008

I've been exchanging some mail with Rubén Gómez <ruben at bsreview.org>
regarding Sword in general, and specifically GS and a few other things.
He has brought up a Ubuntu box and finds that he cannot get BibleTime to

"bibletime: error while loading shared libraries: libsword.so.6 : cannot
 open shared object file: No such file or directory"

And indeed the "ldd /usr/bin/bibletime" output he showed me includes the

"libsword.so.6 => not found"

Any idea why he would be getting this?  He's got libsword6 and
libsword6-dev installed, and GnomeSword runs.

(Aside: Why does Debian/Ubuntu feel the need to name/number it as
"libsword6"?  What's wrong with the real release number?  Fedora has it
as "libsword-1.5.11.so".)

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