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Old 04-18-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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howto add an environment variable


hi all

i need to add this variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH to my environment permanently
at the moment it either doesn't exist or is empty
i don't want to have to go export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib all the time
can someone let me know how this can be done

thanks
dave
 
Old 04-18-2005, 06:26 AM   #2
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hi there,

depends on your shell.
for bash, add that to your .bashrc
Code:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
regards

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Old 04-18-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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oh hey, thanks, yeah i'm using bash
hopefully that works, when i make changes like that do i need to restart the computer?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 06:55 AM   #4
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hi there,

Quote:
Originally posted by dtra
oh hey, thanks, yeah i'm using bash
hopefully that works, when i make changes like that do i need to restart the computer?
in theory, you only need to restart your computer when you change something related to the kernel.
this is not windows.
you just need to do that ( after changing your .bashrc file):
Code:
bash
env | grep -i ld_libraby_path
and you will see where is pointing.

regards

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Old 04-18-2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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awesome, thanks for the pointers
 
  


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