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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH ; to set or not to set....



James Pifer wrote:
> I'm wrote a small java app that I will run in a jsp. The vendor supplied
> jars also come with shared libraries that are required. Their
> documentation says to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the directory where you put
> the libraries. 
> 
> This works fine when running the app from a terminal environment after
> setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH. The problem is that when I run the jsp it's run
> from an application that runs as a service, so LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not
> set in that environment. 
> 
> In searching on this issue I found MANY people saying it's bad to set
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> 
> I've tried running ldconfig -n and the directory but it hasn't seemed to
> work. 
> 
> So what is the proper way to do this? I want to set these libraries and
> have them set after a system restart, etc. 

As root, edit a file with a name that makes sense in /etc/ld.so.conf.d
on the order of app-name.conf.  In that file place the pathname to the
libraries of the application.   (Take a look at existing files).

Then run ldconfig.

Ed



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