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Old 03-18-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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Angry How do I add library path?


Hi, I just downloaded libstroke source and make installed it. I needed this library because fvwm2 seems to need it.

After the libstroke installation, I tried to run fvwm2. fvwm2 gave me the following error:

fvwm2: error while loading shared libraries: libstroke.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am suspecting that it is because libstroke is installed in /usr/local/lib and perhaps I don't have this path in my library path.

Can someone please tell me if this is the reason? And, if so, how do I add this path into my library path?

Please please be clear. I am really new in linux.

Thanks so much...


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Old 03-18-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. But isn't there a file that I can just add the library path to it? I remember reading somewhere about ld.so.conf in /etc? I echoed my $PATH and none of the paths are library. I am just wondering if it is correct to add a library path to the PATH env variable?

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Old 03-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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Yes, your app is looking for that file but can't find it where it expects it to be.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:00 PM   #5
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export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/lib
PATH is only used for binaries? The right way to add a non-standard lib path is to add it to the /etc/ld.so.conf. Then run ldconfig.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:56 PM   #6
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Oops sorry my mind was fixated on mplayer :-/ Thought you were someone else that i was advising.

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