Jon Reynolds jonr at
Fri Apr 11 17:54:03 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 05:41, Timothy R. Simmons wrote:
> I have a (hopefully) simple question, so please forgive my ignorance. 
> But heck, we all have to start somewhere.
> Okay, I've been using FreeBSD for about a month now, and am tinkeringly 
> famliar with C and C++ coding, which is to say, I usetacould. Anyway, 
> I've been installing some programs designed primarily for linux systems, 
> which seem to use an file in /etc to point to libraries, 
> which updates, I'm guessing, LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. 
> Neither of these seem to exist in the BSD world, so here's my question. 
> How do I update the path where libraries and header files are searched 
> for? BSD seems to like to put things in /usr/lib, /usr/bin, etc.. where 
> as the programs I'm installing are placing these files, by default, in 
> /usr/local/lib, /usr/local/bin, etc., which isn't IN my path for lib and 
> bin files. I can see where it sets the path on boot, but can't manage to 
> figure out how to change it. Any help would be appreciated.
> - Tim

Have you tried using the linux compatibility emulator? It is in
/usr/ports/emulators/linux_base. Maybe that is what your are looking
Jon Reynolds <jonr at>

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