SUMMARY ldconfig for Solaris2.2

From: Charles Kendricks (
Date: Mon Apr 11 1994 - 21:53:34 CDT


Thanks to all those who responded to my posting which went as follows:


>I am trying to add a couple of libraries to my system, which is a Sun Sparc LX
>running Solaris2.2. The libraries are and, which I
>found out on the internet at I loaded these
>two libraries into both /usr/openwin/lib and /usr/lib, but still couldn't get
>the programs which required them to run (xftp, xarchie, mchess). I learned that
>I needed to run ldconfig when adding new libraries to the system, but this
>utility seems to have gone away under Solaris2.2

>Does anybody know what procedure I need to follow to add new libraries under

The reality of the situation I've come to realize, is that Solaris no longer uses
ldconfig, and that all I needed to do was to ensure that the environment variables LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LD_RUN_PATH were properly set. Both are explained in the
manpage for ld.

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