[sf-perl] Setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH

David Alban extasia at extasia.org
Thu Jul 5 15:47:52 PDT 2007

How about writing a wrapper around your program.  The wrapper sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or for that matter, any environment variable you
like), and then calls your program with all arguments it got?

On 7/5/07, Loo, Peter # PHX <Peter.Loo at source.wolterskluwer.com> wrote:
> 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 have tried setting it at
> the beginning of the program and I have tried putting it in the BEGIN block
> with no luck.  I have searched the Internet and found a lot of discussion
> but did not find any solution.
> According to Tim Bunce's posting, LD_LIBRARY_PATH must be set before the
> process starts.
> http://groups.google.com/group/perl.dbi.users/browse_thread/thread/8de203f9ee4cb9a/579d2732c9712f1d?lnk=st&q=Perl+LD_LIbrary_path&rnum=7&hl=en#579d2732c9712f1d
> Shall I just go Tim's advise and have the admins change the .profile or does
> someone have a solution to help with this problem?

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