[sf-perl] Setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH
quinn at fairpath.com
Fri Jul 6 09:57:43 PDT 2007
On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 03:33:59PM -0700, Loo, Peter # PHX wrote:
> Hello All,
> Unix admins here are not happy about updating the .profile of the
> production account to add two additional entries to LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> environment variable. So I am having to figure out an alternative
> solution in setting this environment dynamically during program run.
I think your Unix admins are being unreasonable--this sounds like a global
setting for all Perl programs, which is exactly the kind of thing
that should go in .profile.
However, if you can't get them to cooperate, I think David Alban has the
right tack: write a wrapper. If you so something like this, you can
reuse the same wrapper for multiple programs:
Call that perlwrap. Then you can do
/path/to/perlwrap /path/to/my_perl_program.pl [perl_prog_arguments]
For any Perl program you like.
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