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Re: [SLE] changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:40:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <200105161940.f4GJeDX02052@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
This may be a silly observation, but changing an env. variable only affects
the current shell and the programs lauched from it. If you're in a windowing
environment, and launch a program from a menu. or another shell, it's not
affected.

Anders

On Wednesday 16 May 2001 20:02, otto porter wrote:
> I have seen a lot of traffic on this issue,
> but can't find anything on my problem.
>
> Most deal with making permanent changes
> (.bashrc, .profile, etc.)
>
> I want to make temporary changes in
> the LD_LIBRARY_PATH var, for the current
> login.
>
> I have done the:
>
> set LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/mydir/lib
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>
> to no effect.
>
> echo LD_LIBRARY_PATH confirms the change
> as does set and env. But it does not work.
>
> Further experimentation such as
>
> unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>
> followed by
>
> echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>
> which shows no LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
>
> Librarys are still found however, in
> the previously defined locations.
>
> Running suse 7.1, kde2, and fairly new to linux.
>
> thanks, Otto Porter

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