When I try to install the warden (TheWarden0.9.1-PV0.pbi,32-bit version)
by right-clicking it and selecting "Open with PBI Launcher", it asks for
the root password; I enter it, then nothing happens; the installation
abruptly quits, with no error message, or at least none that I could find.
(aside: Are PBI installs or install errors logged anywhere?)
Anyway, when I run the pbi from a command line, I get this error:
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libz.so.5" not found, required by "PBI"
A search of the forum for 'Shared object "libz.so.5" not found required by "PBI"'
had two hits, including a recent failure to install the skype pbi.
In that case the user "resolved" the issue by doing a full reinstall of pc-bsd.
ick. I have lots of stuff on this machine, I don't want to lose it.
I thought the whole point of pbi's was to avoid this kind of mess?
I've been trying this for a while, but only recently tried from the command line and got the missing library problem.
I have checked, the libz.so.5 library does not exist on the system, although
libz.so.4 does. I tried making a link from the latter to the former (an old freebsd trick) but that did not work.
I have lots of other pbi's installed, including:
(I think that all or at least most of those were PBI installs.)
yes, it is 32 bit pc-bsd, and 32 bit pbi; yes,, the md5 checksum matched.
$ uname -a
FreeBSD ordeal 7.2-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-PRERELEASE #12: Fri Apr 17 15:37:58 EDT 2009 root@pcbsdx32-7:/usr/obj/pcbsd-build71/cvs/7.1-src/sys/PCBSD i386