Timothy R. Simmons
tsimmons77 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 11 20:36:25 PDT 2003
Okay, I wasn't clear, and I appologize. Thankfully, you did answer my
question! I was searching for ldconfig. When I had said I was installing
programs written for linux, I should have said _compiling_. My biggest
problem was dependencies. I would compile a library, then fail to run
ldconfig to update the database, and attempt to install a program that
called for that library. Thank you ever so much, I appreciate it!
Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>On 2003-05-12 09:41, "Timothy R. Simmons" <tsimmons77 at comcast.net> 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 ld.so.conf 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.
>ldconfig works a bit differently in FreeBSD. Read the ldconfig manpage
>for the authoritative documentation.
>>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
>If this isn't what you're referring to:
>$ grep /local/lib /etc/defaults/rc.conf
>/etc/defaults/rc.conf:ldconfig_paths="/usr/lib/compat /usr/X11R6/lib /usr/local/lib"
>/etc/defaults/rc.conf:ldconfig_paths_aout="/usr/lib/compat/aout /usr/X11R6/lib/aout /usr/local/lib/aout"
>then I don't know what you're asking. Perhaps, if you provided more
>details about the programs and/or libraris you're installing and what
>you have done so far in order to use them?
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