Installation troubleshooting

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Shared libraries

lt-comp: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No 
such file or directory

This is because lt-comp cannot find where your liblttoolbox libs are installed. You may need to do one of several things:

  1. If you have installed it in an odd location, do: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/wierd/libdir
  2. If you have installed it in /usr/local
    1. Check to see if /usr/local/lib is in /etc/, if it is, run ldconfig
    2. If it isn't, either add /usr/local/lib to /etc/ and re-run ldconfig, or do step 1.


checking for pcreposix.h... no
configure: error: *** unable to locate pcreposix.h include file ***

You don't have the PCRE (Posix-compatible regular expressions) library header files installed, if you're in Debian or Ubuntu, do:

# apt-get install libpcre3-dev

Missing pair

$  echo "Eso es un test" | apertium es-ca
Error: Mode es-ca does not exist. Try one of:

Looks like you don't have any language pairs installed, did you run make install in the language pair directory?

If you did, email the output of

$ cat /usr/local/bin/apertium | grep -e APERTIUM -e DEFAULT

...obviously replace /usr/local/bin/apertium with the location of the $(prefix)/bin/apertium

to the <a href="">mailing list</a>.