Thread: error on using shared library

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    error on using shared library

    I have a code that uses a shared library, however when I tried to run it, it gives me this error:

    cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    how do I fix this? my instructor said something about using

    setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH .....

    but what should I put in the ..... is it the directory where the .so file is?

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    to see what is setup already.

    It's a ; separated list, like the PATH variable itself.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Run "ldd <binaryname>" to get a dump of the libraries it's TRYING to find. It will show which one it cannot find -- now go find that library and add its location to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

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