[arch-general] unable to install anything via yaourt

Martin Panter vadmium+al at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 21:45:56 EST 2011

On 2 January 2011 02:07, Madhurya Kakati <mkakati2805 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I try to install anything via yaourt i get this error
> "xz: error while loading shared libraries: liblzma.so.0: cannot open shared
> object file: No such file or directory".
> I have a fully updated system.

A while ago I was caught with a (partial) update deleting the
liblzma.so.0 file (that my installed version of pacman needed) by
"updating" it to libzlma.so.5. Maybe double check everything is fully
up-to-date. For instance on my computer I have xz 5 installed:

$ pacman -Qo "$(which xz)"
/usr/bin/xz is owned by xz 5.0.0-1
$ ldd "$(which xz)"
. . .
	liblzma.so.5 => /usr/lib/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007f8794f87000)
. . .
$ pacman -Qo /usr/lib/liblzma.so.5
/usr/lib/liblzma.so.5 is owned by xz 5.0.0-1

Maybe reinstall xz 5, in case something has overwritten it with an
older version?


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