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When I test SSH locally (SSH localhost), I get the following error:

SSH: error while loading shared libraries: libkeyutils.so.1: 
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

So it seems a lib is missing however, in aptitude the given lib (libkeyutils1) is marked as installed

Any ideas what the problem might be?

I am running this on Debian Squeeze.

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aptitude operates with packages (libkeyutils1) while a shared library is a single file (libkeyutils.so.1) or a symlink. Did you check that it exists and has proper permissions at least? –  vtest Sep 13 '11 at 13:24
Did you tamper with your LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable? –  Sudipta Chatterjee Sep 13 '11 at 17:40
Where should I find this library? And how do I get it if it isn't there? ssh has been freshly installed, so no settings have been changed –  Stevenvdr Sep 13 '11 at 18:55

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