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Old 04-28-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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finding environmental variables


trying to install GTK+ 2.4 on mandrake 9.2, having quitte a few problems...it asks me to modify my LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.....where can i find this, and what am i supposed to modify it to?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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It probably isn't set at all ...

As for the value: if it wants you to set it, it
is likely to say what to set it to as well...

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<gtk's mumble>


To see whether it actually is set try
echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
or
env | grep LIBRARY



Cheers,
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:04 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply, did the echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH and a blank line was returned...guess its not set , i kept smashing my head into the keyboard and finally got the GTK configure to run, but running its ./configure as : ./configure --prefix=/usr ....why would that fix anything (ie. what is prefix doing?)
 
Old 04-28-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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probably changing the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable..
 
  


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