ls: error while loading shared libraries: libtermcap.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory solution

ls
ls: error while loading shared libraries: libtermcap.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This is not an ldd problem or case of anything missing, this only happened after I upraded Ubuntu.

declare -x PATH="/home/user/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games"

"/home/user/bin" is the problem!  It's weird because I have no idea how it happened.

Other users don't have this problem and when typing "export" you see their PATH is set differently:

declare -x PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games"

Solution
fix it like this: export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games"

*The proper solution

Check your "~/.profile" file, you'll notice that it has a weird feature to look for a bin directory in your home path.

# ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells.
# This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login
# exists.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files for examples.
# the files are located in the bash-doc package.

# the default umask is set in /etc/profile; for setting the umask
# for ssh logins, install and configure the libpam-umask package.
#umask 022

# if running bash
if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then
    # include .bashrc if it exists
    if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then
        . "$HOME/.bashrc"
    fi
fi

# set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then
    PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
fi
~                 

It turns out I do have a ~/bin path, I just moved bin to bin-disable and logged in again and the problem was solved.

This is kind of a weird and annoying quirky feature, if it can't find the libraries in the first path why doesn't it check the other paths (which it obviously doesn't since that's why we get thsoe .so mising errors)?


Tags:

ls, loading, libraries, libtermcap, directory, solutionls, ldd, upraded, ubuntu, declare, quot, user, bin, usr, users, typing, export, ll, feature, executed, interpreter, login, shells, bash, bash_profile, bash_login, examples, startup, located, default, umask, etc, ssh, logins, install, configure, libpam, bash_version, bashrc, fi, includes, disable, logged, quirky, doesn, paths, thsoe, mising, errors,

Latest Articles

  • Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection timed out - Samba/Linux Filesharing Not working Ubuntu Mint Linux Solution
  • How To Resize, Reduce a Video to a Specific Size and Quality Ubuntu Linux using ffmpeg
  • vi how to delete all lines in the file
  • Linux Mint / Ubuntu 20 Intel I219 NIC disconnects
  • Linux can't boot/grub boot loader screen with no options solution
  • EFI PXE grub2 Howto guide for Linux EFI PXE Booting on Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, RHEL
  • Aruba/HP/Dell IAP Wireless Controller Common Default Passwords
  • Debian, Mint Ubuntu how to remove package and associated config files
  • Linux Grub not booting the intended kernel solution in Debian, Mint, Ubuntu how to specify which kernel to boot by default
  • QEMU KVM Keyboard Problems Not Working Right Repeating Characters, Ctrl+C Copy and Paste not working right when using PS2 mouse in guests Solution
  • Linux how to compile binary with static sharedobjects embedded instead of dynamic to use on multi-distributions and avoid glibc compatiblity issues
  • /bin/sh: msgfmt: not found error solution on Linux Compilation Ubuntu Debian Mint Centos
  • Mikrotik RouterOS CHR/ISO Basic and Quick Setup Howto Guide
  • qemu 4 compilation options
  • CentOS 7 8 PXEBoot Netinstall Not Working Solution "Pane is dead "new value non-exisetnt xfs filesystem is not valid as a default fs type"
  • CentOS 6 EOL yum repo won't work Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base Solution
  • CentOS 7 8 How To Disable SELinux
  • Wordpress How To Add Featured Image To Post in Hueman Theme
  • kdenlive full reset how to erase all config files
  • CentOS 7 8 yum error Trying other mirror. To address this issue please refer to the below wiki article