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Old 05-11-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
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Could someone tell me what is Idconfig and how to run it.

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Old 05-11-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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That's really general... Linux has so much documentation right on your desktop... use "man" with any command on your system and it will give you more then your probably want to know...

man ldconfig

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Well thats ldconfig and not Idconfig.
Like kencaz said check the man pages if you want to know how to use it.
Basically you can just run ldconfig without any parameter.
Its checks the library path inside /etc/ and the libraries inside /usr/lib & /lib and caches them. You must run it after you've installed new library files so that they can be linked. Most of the program installation scripts do that for you automatically.
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