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Old 11-24-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
buddhahat
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export PKG_CONFIG_PATH errors.


Hi everyone.

I tried updating the enviroment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH with the following command:

#export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig"

when I run #export $PKG_CONFIG_PATH I get the following error:

bash: export: `/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig': not a valid identifier

I can't see what is causing the error so I was hoping a more skilled eye could help me out. Thanks for the help.

Oh yeah, I'm running Slackware 10 with the 2.4.26 kernel and I'm logged in as root.

Last edited by buddhahat; 11-24-2004 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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I've been in that nightmare before too, I just gave up and found another way around the problem.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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try it without the quotes
 
Old 11-24-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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export means defining an environment variable, ie the command argument is a variable name, not the value of the variable. So your first export command is ok, the second is not. What do you need the second export for anyway ? You get a listing of all environment variables with the env command: if PKG_CONFIG_PATH is there, your definition is ok.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
try it without the quotes
Thanks. Thats how I was entering the path to begin with, I then switched to the quotes after reading a post in another thread.

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Originally posted by LasseW
export means defining an environment variable, ie the command argument is a variable name, not the value of the variable. So your first export command is ok, the second is not. What do you need the second export for anyway ? You get a listing of all environment variables with the env command: if PKG_CONFIG_PATH is there, your definition is ok.
It looks ok when I enter the env command. I guess I'll just ignore the error for now. Thank you everyone for the advice. It's much appreciated.
 
  


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