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This shared object seems to be in a different directory than expected by your program. Maybe it helps to create a symlink to /usr/local/lib like
sudo ln -s /path/to/libpython2.5.so.1 /usr/local/lib/libpython2.5.so
I have checked that the Python 2.5 is installed as /usr/bin/python2.5
and the Python2.5 library is in "/usr/local/lib" rather than "/usr/lib"
I have done these:
[Python2.5 path]$configure --enable-shared
[Python2.5 path]$make clean
[Python2.5 path]$make install
but is still says can't find Python library python2.5
The passage also says:
" typically by adding the directory to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable"
it means that add "/usr/local/lib" to LD_LIBRARY_PATH ?
How to find the env var LD_LIBRARY_PATH and modify it?
Distribution: pclos2015, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
I guess it's a good idea to have all python in one 'prefix'
So try instead: make clean, and move away these files:
Makefile, config.log, config.status (if there) and then:
./configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
(Concerning LD_LIBRARY_PATH I used to add a line to /etc/ld.so.conf :