Björn Lindberg d95-bli at
Wed Oct 24 00:42:06 PDT 2001

Pat Erley wrote:

> > export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/lib
> >
> > or you can set it on your .bash_profile file
> ok, that did it.  Is that a variable that should always be exported or
> is this a special case?

The dynamic library loader has to know about the directory in which to
search for the .so files. Another, equivalent way is to add
/usr/local/lib to your /etc/ and run ldconfig as root (once).
Then that directory will be permanently added to the search path. See and ldconfig(8).

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