Hi all,

I added this to "Post-installation Actions" in Advanced/GUI tab:


that the system find the libs for my app, but it doesn't work! How can I do this correctly?



asked 24 Mar '12, 14:50

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Did you get any error? Are you installing as root? Could you check if the path was added to /etc/ld.so.conf?

(25 Mar '12, 06:45) juanjo ♦♦

No error, installed as user! ...is that working with "addLibraryToPath"?

(25 Mar '12, 07:06) Kai Heitkamp

Ok, but I need a installer used by a regular user. What can I do that the system find my libraries?

(25 Mar '12, 10:06) Kai Heitkamp

To add a library to the library path, you could set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH on Linux or DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH on OS X. You could use an <addTextToFile> action to modify the .bashrc:

    <text>export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:${installdir}/libraries" </text>

A better option would be to create a wrapper to your application that will first load the appropriate environment variables. For example, to call an application ${installdir}/bin/app.run, you could rename it to ${installdir}/bin/app.run.bin and create a shell script ${installdir}/bin/app.run, with contents:


exec $0.bin "$@"

That will launch your application with the proper environment without altering the user configuration.


answered 25 Mar '12, 10:29

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Oh, I just had this idea with a launch script file too! :)

Thank you very much for your help!

(25 Mar '12, 10:40) Kai Heitkamp

Currently, the action just works with system scope so it requires root privileges. If you are installing as a regular user you should see a message logged in the installation log saying:

Warning: addLibraryToPath: unable to execute this action (you need to be root)

answered 25 Mar '12, 09:59

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