Monday, February 21, 2011

Fixing '/etc/ cannot be preloaded' error in RedHat, CentOS, and Fedora.

After hardening my CentOS install, I noticed this showed up hundreds of times on the console:

ERROR: object '/lib/' from /etc/ cannot be preloaded: ignored

The fix is easy enough. Use vi to edit the file /etc/ and comment out the only line to make it look like so:


The changes will take effect immediately. I'm not sure what exactly caused the error, but (which is symlinked to in my CentOS 5 install) is in it's proper place; the system can function without it


  1. did you install compat-libcwait RPM? you on 32bit or 64bit .


  2. i think is a hacker attack, me too have a problem with 15 apache server but nothing...