Attempting to start sshd fails with "error while loading shared libraries: libxxx cannot open shared object file"

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Issue

  • Unable to start the sshd service, it fails with errors similar to below:
# service sshd start 
Starting sshd: /usr/sbin/sshd: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib64/libfipscheck.so.1: file too short     
# service sshd start 
Starting sshd: /usr/sbin/sshd: error while loading shared libraries: libcom_err.so.2: cannot open shared object file. No such file or directory

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

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