Confusing Shared Library Error

This is a discussion on Confusing Shared Library Error within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm developing a game using FMOD sound library. Specifically fmodex 4.10.01. I'm using Code::Blocks compiler. Everything compiles fine, and when ...

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    Confusing Shared Library Error

    I'm developing a game using FMOD sound library. Specifically fmodex 4.10.01. I'm using Code::Blocks compiler. Everything compiles fine, and when I click "Run" in the compiler it will even run just fine. But if I attempt to run it through the terminal, I get an error saying it could not find the .so.

    Here is the specific error:
    error while loading shared libraries: ../../../../../usr/lib/libfmodex.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    libfmodex.so is defiantly in /usr/lib. However I never officially installed fmod, I just downloaded the API and did a "gksu nautilus" and copied the libs and includes to /usr.

    I just don't get why it will run through C::B but not by its self.

    Please help,
    David
    Last edited by IdioticCreation; 12-13-2007 at 10:28 PM.

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    Can you find a way of removing all those ../ from the relative pathname?

    The fact that it seems to work sometime suggests that it's very sensitive to the "current directory", like anything which is 5 levels deep.
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    try specifying the Library path by using -L flag to gcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Can you find a way of removing all those ../ from the relative pathname?

    The fact that it seems to work sometime suggests that it's very sensitive to the "current directory", like anything which is 5 levels deep.
    That was the problem. Thanks!

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