[SciPy-user] problem building scipy

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Feb 20 20:48:16 CST 2008


David Cournapeau wrote:
> Another consequence of installing as root through su is that many 
> environment variables are not imported for security reasons. 
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH comes to mind (LD_LIBRARY_PATH is also ignored by 
> set-uid programs, which is the case of su) ; now, /usr/local is a bit 
> special (may be handled specially by ld), but I think it is handled 
> differently by different distro on Linux. For example, Ubuntu (and 
> debian ?) do put /usr/local/lib in ld.so.conf

Grr, should be read "Ubuntu (and Debian ?) does NOT put /usr/local/lib 
in ld.so.conf."

cheers,

David



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