Gil, thanks for the detailed explanation! Its great to understand these things more completely.
David, you get the gold star because I ran "rm libpq*.*" and it opens just fine. I presume from Gil's explanation that the script is getting confused by the fact that those files exist locally, but the OS is linking to its own copies? Or that those libraries in the current folder have some mismatch to the OS version.
If I run the ldd command, I still get some complaints, like this:
$ ldd xtuple.bin | grep found
libQtDesignerComponents.so.4 => not found
libQtHelp.so.4 => not found
libQtWebKit.so.4 => not found
libQtScriptTools.so.4 => not found
libQtScript.so.4 => not found
libQtSql.so.4 => not found
libQtXmlPatterns.so.4 => not found
libQtNetwork.so.4 => not found
libQtDesigner.so.4 => not found
libQtXml.so.4 => not found
libQtGui.so.4 => not found
libQtCore.so.4 => not found
Any point in trying to clean that up? I tried opening the MetaSql designer, and it seems to work just fine. Of course, I'm not saying I tried everything...
Thanks again guys, this is really helpful.