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Friday April 05, 2002
07:45 AM

Mr. Masato confesses!

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Ha! I knew it! After a few emails, I finally got a confession out of Mr. Masato. He says,

On Solaris, I noticed setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in a ruby script is not effective. You must set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in your crontab:

00 12 * * * /usr/bin/env LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/oracle/lib /path/to/script.rb

or set LD_RUN_PATH (or ld -R option) at the compile time [using mkmf for example].

It only took 6 months to get an answer out of him or Mr. Neumann, but I *finally* got one!

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  • LD_LIBRARY_PATH and cousins (LD_RUN_PATH) are strange beasts. There's a document [visi.com] out there that not only explains LD_LIBRARY_PATH (and why you should hardly ever use it in the way many people suggest) but also helped me to think in new ways and expand my horizons. I'd rate it as one of the fundamental inputs that helped me to become a better programmer, designer, and thinker. It's also the first document you'll find if you plug LD_LIBRARY_PATH into Google.

    Not sure if anything in this essay relates to y

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers