OpenConnect 3.15 Debian Squeeze Issue

Sposato,Vincent vsposato at
Fri Dec 2 13:41:26 EST 2011

	Thanks for the hint! I made the change to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and that
allowed it to work. So that resolves that. As far as the Debian package,
the version I am running is 2.25 and that comes directly from aptitude. So
I believe Debian is a little bit behind on the versioning. I will keep an
eye out for a new release from the package sources.


Vincent Sposato
Technical Lead & Sr. Software Engineer
Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Program
Systems Development
University of Florida Academic Health Center

On 12/1/11 6:06 PM, "David Woodhouse" <dwmw2 at> wrote:

>On Thu, 2011-12-01 at 18:56 +0000, Sposato,Vincent wrote:
>> ./openconnect: error while loading shared libraries:
>> cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>> directory. I have checked my path, and the /usr/local/lib directory is
>> there. Can anyone provide assistance as to what I might be doing wrong?
>> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
>The $PATH variable does not affect the locations for shared libraries;
>that's only for *programs*. To affect the search for shared libraries,
>you have to use an LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable, or the /etc/ file
>(which probably in turn just includes /etc/*).
>It sounds like /usr/local/lib isn't in the default search path for
>libraries on your system.
>Although one wonders why you're forced to build your own version of
>OpenConnect for Debian... is the package maintainer slacking?
>Distributions should be carrying at least 3.12 because that includes
>important compatibility fixes ‹ and if 3.12 work on your OS and speaks
>your language, then there's little point in updating past that. Unless
>you want it to coherently warn you when your certificate is about to
>expire, I suppose :)

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