AIX: Problems with Run-Time Linking

Probably everyone has had at least once problems with AIX and run-time linking. For example if a program aborts with the following error when called:

$ progXY
exec(): 0509-036 Cannot load program progXY because of the following errors:
        0509-150   Dependent module libXXX.a(shr.o) could not be loaded.
        0509-022 Cannot load module libXXX.a(shr.o).
        0509-026 System error: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.

In our article AIX and Run-Time Linking, we explain the processes involved in run-time linking and possible errors. We show how to examine executable programs and libraries with the dump command. The meaning of the variables LIBPATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH for dynamic linking is also explained.

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