Problem with environment variables
glynn at sensei.co.uk
Sun Jul 27 22:08:15 PDT 1997
Miguel Albuquerque wrote:
> I'm having some trouble installing Kaffe on Unix BSDi. I need to know the exact settings
> of the environment variables CLASSPATH, KAFFEHOME, PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH. The
> contents of the ENVIRONMENT file generated during installation is as follows:
> export CLASSPATH KAFFEHOME LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH
> What is supposed to do? I would like to know a couple of things:
> 1. What shell do I need to be running (e.g., sh, csh, tcsh, etc)?
The syntax of the above declarations is for bourne shell (e.g. sh, bash).
> 2. How do I set the environment variables (set or setenv)? What is
> the syntax that must be used?
For bourne shell, you can just use `. ./ENVIRONMENT', or merge the
declarations with ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc etc.
For csh, I think that you will need to use setenv.
> 3. What does the line 'export ...' mean?
export makes the variables environment variables rather than shell
variables, so that they are available to processes started from the
shell, e.g. kaffe.
> 4. What should be the setting for LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
It should include the directory that contains the shared libraries
(the libkaffe*.so files).
Glynn Clements <glynn at sensei.co.uk>
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