How to tell a Python program where a shared library is?

Edward C. Jones edcjones at
Fri May 4 00:08:16 EDT 2001

Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> Edward C. Jones wrote:
> > Suppose I have a shared library, say "". How do I tell a Python
> > program where "" is? If necessary I can change the PATH environment
> > variable. How is this done?
> import the sys module, and modify the sys.path variable (it's an
> ordinary list, and can be modified using append, insert, etc)
>     import sys
>     sys.path.append("/mypythondirectory")
> Cheers /F

Didn't work yesterday, works today. Perhaps something to do with ldconfig.

Ed Jones

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