Locked Re: #hamlib help #hamlib

David Herring

Mike, Tim,

You both were on the right track.  There were remnants of an old hamlib installed on my machine that appears to have been interfering with things.  I didn't recall having ever installed this old one ever, but nevertheless...

Anyhow, I cleaned it out, rebooted and voila!

Thank you!

Dave, N5DCH

On 11/14/22 04:18, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
The default install of hamlib puts everything in /usr/local

You probably have libhamlib*.* in /usr/lib that you need to remove (or just remove the hamlib package you installed should do it too).

Mike W9MDB

On Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 09:23:42 PM CST, Tim Dawson <tadawson@...> wrote:

You might try running ldd against the binary giving the error . . . if there are missing libraries, it should tell you (although I would not expect your build to have completed linking if anything was missing.) Was there another version of hamlib on this system prior to your build? IE, any chance you are hitting an old binary? (FWIW, I run WSJT-X on Linux Slackware . . . no inherent issues . . . ).

On November 13, 2022 10:17:47 PM EST, David Herring <david.n5dch@...> wrote:
OK thanks, I'll go ahead and post here also.

I have a PC running Linux Mint 21 which is for all practical purposes Ubuntu 22.04.  I have wsjt-X 2.5.4 built from source running perfectly.

Because I want a hamlib not associated with wsjt-x when I'm not running wsjt-x, I downloaded and built from source hamlib 4.5

Hamlib 4.5 configured, build, tested and installed without any error.  A good clean install from what I can see.

executing rigctl --version runs and shows that I do indeed have 4.5.

But when I try to run rigctld --version, I get the following error message:

 rigctld: symbol lookup error: rigctld: undefined symbol: network_multicast_server

I see in the hamlib developer archive that another person wrote about this error, but there has as yet been no response to it that I can see.  Google searches and reading through the documentation has not so far provided anything useful to me in running this problem down.

Wondering if anyone hamlib savvy might have some ideas.


Dave, N5DCH

On 11/14/22 02:29, Tim Dawson wrote:
You might consider posting the issues here . . . Hamlib gets a lotmof attention here as well.

On November 13, 2022 9:22:30 PM EST, David Herring <david.n5dch@...> wrote:
I saw that…even searched the archives…what threw me is that I’m not a developer (for this project anyway) and wondered if this was right for an end user to join.  Maybe I’ll just do it and see how far I get.  ;-)

Thank you!

Dave - N5DCH

On Nov 13, 2022, at 7:16 PM, mike.carden <mike.carden@...> wrote:

The hamlib github page at https://hamlib.github.io/ appears to suggest that
the best course of action is to join their mailing list and ask there.
The 'subscribe' link will take you to sourceforge where they state:

"Best Way to Get Help
Ham Radio Control Libraries says the best way to get help with its software
is by using its mailing list hamlib-developer

And the list archives are at


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