Redirecting ./configure --prefix

Dave Reed drlinux at
Tue Dec 14 04:15:48 CET 2004

On Monday 13 December 2004 21:15, Dan wrote:
> I suspect this isn't specifically a Python question, but I
> encountered it with Python so I thought I'd ask here.
> I'm running Linux (Fedora 2), and just downloaded the Python 2.4
> kit.  I did the following from my user account:
>      ./configure --prefix=/some/private/dir --enable-shared
>      make
>      make test # all was okay
>      make install
> Now, when I try to run this I get the following error:
>      python: error while loading shared libraries:
> cannot open shared object file: No such
>      file or directory
> This library is in /some/private/dir/lib, but that directory is
> not being searched.
> So, I have these questions:
>      - Can I get Python to search /some/private/dir/lib for
>        library files?
>      - Will sys.path be okay?  How can I make it okay?
>      - Is there anything else I need to worry about?

I think you just need to this if your shell is bash (default shell in 
FC2 I think)
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/some/private/dir/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
or if you're using csh or tcsh
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /some/private/dir/lib

If that works, you can put this in the appropriate dot file so you don't 
have to retype them each time you login/create a new shell.

For bash I think it's ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile
and for csh it's ~/.cshrc and ~/.tcshrc for tcsh.


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