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atari/ 05-01-2010 11:04 AM

Variable was exported to make FireFox run in a different folder, needs to be reset
 
A while ago, because I annoyed with how IceWeasel was only 3.0 on Debian [Lenny], I got a FireFox for PPC [Namaroka] and exported a variable so that FireFox would find the libs needed to run it. However, now there are several problems, and I don't remember the variable. The problems are:

- Evolution doesn't show a GUI
- man-pages don't load
- KompoZer needed to be deleted

Although they might not seem like the worst, I would rather not use Thunderbird, that I compiled [it slows down my system worse than Evolution]. All updates are installed on my system.

David the H. 05-02-2010 01:48 AM

If you don't know what you did, then what makes you think anyone else would?

How did you go about exporting the variable? Is it in your .bashrc? How about in the way the program is being launched? The only thing I can guess is that you altered your LD_LIBRARY_PATH or something like that; otherwise I can't imagine a setting that would affect so many programs.

You can use the env command to see what environment variables are set. Otherwise, the only thing I can suggest is to use grep or another file-content search tool to try to track down the offending setting.

Finally, I suggest you take this as a lesson learned. When making changes like this, don't rely on your memory. Always keep notes. I personally use kjots to keep notes about the changes I make, useful tips and programs I run across, and pretty much anything related to the operation of my computer.

atari/ 05-06-2010 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David the H. (Post 3954388)
If you don't know what you did, then what makes you think anyone else would?

How did you go about exporting the variable? Is it in your .bashrc? How about in the way the program is being launched? The only thing I can guess is that you altered your LD_LIBRARY_PATH or something like that; otherwise I can't imagine a setting that would affect so many programs.

You can use the env command to see what environment variables are set. Otherwise, the only thing I can suggest is to use grep or another file-content search tool to try to track down the offending setting.

Finally, I suggest you take this as a lesson learned. When making changes like this, don't rely on your memory. Always keep notes. I personally use kjots to keep notes about the changes I make, useful tips and programs I run across, and pretty much anything related to the operation of my computer.

I found the variable on a site that gave the Firefox binary, and it said it affected libraries [a warning I didn't take], so I thought it would be a "generic" type.

It did work, though, so thank you! And I will keep notes from now on :D


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