error in loading shared libraries

Markus Neteler neteler at
Mon Sep 20 11:36:27 EDT 1999

> I have this problem with the grass5-0beta3 binaries
> ans SuSe 6.0.
> Could anybody let me know what are the requirements in terms
> of shared libraries (and other components) that my box
> should conform  to in order for the binary version
> to work?
> Note that the www page 
> just states:
> "REQUIREMENTS to run GRASS GIS on Linux/Intel
> A workstation running some flavor with Linux.  Ideally, 
> you should have at least 500 Mb for data and 32 Mb RAM."
> and says:
> "It was precompiled on Linux based on aka glibc2 
> (Redhat 5.x/6.x, SuSe 6.x, Debian 2.x...)"

Hi all,

sorry for this problem! The provided Linux/Intel binaries 
were compiled on SuSe6.2 (based on glibc2.1, Kernel 2.2.10).
It seems that Suse 6.0/6.1 was based on a former version of

If using a Linux based on glibc2.0 you get the error
GRASS:~ > d.mon start=x0
d.mon: error in loading shared libraries
: undefined symbol: __bzero

This glibc2.1 obviously has introduced the new symbol "__bzero".

  - one of you provide a GRASS 5 based on glibc2.0 (SuSe 6.0) and
    I store it on the GRASS web server for GRASS community
  - you get the source code and compile GRASS locally. Quite easy!

Best regards

  Markus Neteler

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