Setting Env

Drew Jenkins drewjenkinsjr at
Wed Mar 7 00:28:40 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at>
To: Drew Jenkins <drewjenkinsjr at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:46:26 PM
Subject: Re: Setting Env

>If you want the environment variable to
>be set for something that is taking place in the script, then
>that variable must either be set in a durable way in the parent
>environment or be set right there in the script that is using it.
>The rc.conf method will make it available from the parent.
>That is the whole point of rc.conf.

Right. I figured that much. So, what do I actually put in that file? I tried these two options:

setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib/mysql/

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib/mysql/"

It didn't like either, presumably because it's not calling a bash or c-shell. So, what should I put in /etc/rc.conf that will achieve my objective?

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