Centos7: “ldconfig : Aborted” error and how to deal with it

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On one of my recently installed servers I’ve got customer complain about ffmpeg missing some obscure shared libraries. I went to investigate and met some interesting case

However libwbclient was present on the system with all shared libraries in place. I tried to rebuild shared libraries cache with ldconfig and it didn’t work

Running it in vebose mode was not very helpful either

When I tried to delete /etc/ld.so.cache file it was not regenerated. In fact i end up with empty ld.so.cache all together without possibility to rebuild it. Not until I deleted /var/cache/ldconfig/aux-cache file. After that I could run ldconfig without errors and rebuild ld.so cache properly populating /etc/ld.so.cache and /var/cache/ldconfig/aux-cache too.

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