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Old 05-20-2004, 12:37 AM   #1
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What's this "So-and-so not found in PATH" junk I keep getting?

Hi...I've only got basic expierience in linux (The most complex thing I've done is stopping GNOME from starting krandrtray 4 times at login...or maybe adding a valid antry to fstab manually).

I know how to change paths/environment variables in Windows ME (Sorta) but how do you do that in Linux?

The reason I'm asking is because a compile&install pre-configuration script suddenly quits with a "Package sigc++ not found in the pkg-config search path."
Then it goes on about PKG_CONFIG_PATH...

I'm pretty sure I have this sigc++ thing on my system, but apparently, my system doesn't know where.
Old 05-20-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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If you are using bash you can edit .bash_profile and add

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/path/that you want to add

Old 05-20-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/path/that you want to add


Bad idea.
You should figure out why that is not in the PKG_CONFIG_PATH (not installed or not installed correctly) before you add it to that variable. If you must do that try below:
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH: /path/to/sigc++
The way peacebwitchu suggested would clobber any paths perviously set. The way above preserves these paths.
Old 05-20-2004, 01:41 PM   #4
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Your right I was ass-u-ming that he didn't currently have a PKG_CONFIG_PATH


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