If you're trying to use local unix sockets using libmatthew with a Java program (as it's the case for JOLIE and thus MetaService), you might get a similar error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/lib/libunix-java.so: /usr/lib/libunix-java.so: undefined symbol: __stack_chk_fail_local

I get it using the libmatthew-java package from openSUSE 11.1. It looks like Ubuntu users are suffering of the same problem (there causing a bug in dbus-java). If you read their bug thread, you'll find that they appoint the problem to a compilation flag. I've tried to simply download libmatthew sources from here and compiling them: they just work (except that you have to fix the Makefile by substituting the java compiler flag -source 5.0 with -source 1.5).

This problem really looks worth going into some official update repository for each bugged distro. I have already filed a bug for openSUSE, but I cannot confirm it for other distros. Could *you* (dear reader) check for it and send an appropriate bug report? =)

UPDATE: the bug has been fixed! Thanks to all the people involved! =) If you're using openSUSE 11.1, you can fetch a backport from the Java repository (http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Java:/packages/openSUSE_11.1/).