[SciPy-User] ImportError: *.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Paul Anton Letnes paul.anton.letnes@gmail....
Fri Nov 11 18:02:19 CST 2011

Assuming bash, type this into your shell to export the variable for as long as you keep your shell running. If you want it to stick permanently, add the line to ~/.bashrc.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/folder/that/contains/libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH


On 2. nov. 2011, at 18:58, Pundurs, Mark wrote:

> Thanks, David! How do I (a Linux newbie) add paths to environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:51:56 +0000
> From: David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>
> Hi Mark,
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Pundurs, Mark <mark.pundurs@navteq.com> wrote:
>> I want to use the function stats.norm.isf, but no matter how I try to import it I end up with the error "ImportError: <libname>.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory". The .so files cited do exist in /usr/lib (as symbolic links to other .so files that also exist in that directory). From what I've read, that's where they're supposed to be - but I think the Python installation is in a nonstandard location. Is that the problem? How can I work around it?
> I believe RHEL 4 uses g77 as its default fortran compiler, so you have
> a custom gfortran build somewhere, am I right ?
> If so, you need to add the paths where libgfortran.so and liblapack.so
> are to the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Given that scipy has
> been built (by someone else for you ?), you may want to ask them about
> it for the exact locations of those libraries.
> cheers,
> David
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