monerod v0.12.2.0 does not start on Linux because of "./monerod: error while loading shared libraries: libpcsclite.so.1". How do I resolve this particular issue?

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This particular issue is resolved in CLI & GUI v0.13.

First, this error is caused by the libpcsclite dependency (which is required by Ledger) not being properly compiled statically. Fortunately, however, this error is trivially resolved by installing libpcsclite1. That is:

sudo apt-get install libpcsclite1


dnf install pcsc-lite

If, after installing this dependency, monerod still does not run and throws the same error, I'd recommend installing libpcsclite-dev (Ubuntu / Debian) or pcsc-lite-devel (Fedora)


  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/8ok4hg/v01220_binaries_released/e0e0zoq/

  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/8ok4hg/v01220_binaries_released/e04w05u/

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