Re: [PBML] LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment problem
- JE> effect. My webserver runs as user nobody, plus it won't source setup
JE> files so I can't set it for the user globally.
>Hi Jeff,Sorry, I guess I should have explained that sentence of mine above a little better. I can't just add it to the shell rc file because:
>Why don't you just add to their shell rc file?
1. User nobody on a unix system has no shell. As he has no shell, he has no shell rc files. Changing this presents security issues.
2. Even if he did have a shell, the userid is being used in a context that doesn't take rc files into account, as there's no shell attached to the webserver. The init process, like cron, doesn't take environment into account when running scripts / programs.
So, now you can see the bind I'm in. Well, make that 'was in', as this morning everything seems to be working fine!! I must have a hidden gremlin in the system (read: someone who doesn't believe in change control).
Thanks for your help, though, and sorry to waste your time.
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