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Need help running cygwin /grace

  1. Jan 16, 2013 #1
    I need it for my physics class, we are running the plotting tool Grace.
    I had it running on my computer (with some help)

    So I think I may have downloaded everything I need to run grace,
    but when I open up the cygwin terminal and type in xmgrace
    it says

    /usr/bin/xmgrace.exe: error while loading shared libraries: ?: cannot open share d object file: No such file or directory

    any idea of what i have to do?
    is there something I need to type in first? I think i may remember something like that.... not sure
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 27, 2017 #2
    I had this problem as well. After some investigation it turned out that I was missing a library. Try running:

    cygcheck /usr/bin/xmgrace.exe

    and if it says something like:

    cygcheck: track_down: could not find <something.dll>

    then run the cygwin setup package and install/reinstall the package that DLL belongs to. (It's possible you may also have to rebase everything using "rebaseall" as well.)
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