Polybar jsoncpp cannot open shared object file
- 09 Feb 2018: Post was created (diff)
After an update of jsoncpp (1.8.4-1 -> 1.8.4-2), the library object file path that polybar looks for has changed filename.
polybar: error while loading shared libraries: libjsoncpp.so.19: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
After the update, the filename version suffix was bumped up, chaning it to
libjsoncpp.so.20. This path is set when polybar is compiled, so re-compiling will make it work properly again.
I am using
yaourt to handle my AUR packages, so I can trigger a compile and reinstall with
# yaourt -S polybar
If you think this is too much of an hassle to do, you can also just symlink the new file back to the old filename.
# ln -s /usr/lib/libjsoncpp.so.20 /usr/lib/libjsoncpp.so.19
There’s an issue filed in polybar upstream that discusses this issue in more detail.
Additionally, an issue regarding inconsistencies in .so file versioning during the build process of jsoncpp itself may be related.