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Trader Joey
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Joined: May 11, 2000
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I am trying to start the weblogic server 5.1 on my linux machine. After I execute the file, the following error appears :
-bash: Dont know how to set the shared library path for Linux
bash: /usr/java/bin/java: No such file or directory
How do I fix this ?

Joined: Jan 15, 2002
Posts: 1
I'm not as "fluent" in Linux, as in other Unixes, but basically you need to set a Unix shell environment variable that points to the libraries necessary to load/run your programs. Once the variable is properly set, the loader can pick and choose between the (usually) libraries listed there.
I think the variable name for Linux is LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and setting it varies; you may or may not want to preserve your existing setting:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<your path to libraries>
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<your path to libraries>
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH = <your path to libraries>
If you know a library needed for your program, one method of locating the necessary subdirectory would be with a Unix "find" command:
find / -name "<library name here>" -print
(This is sort of an "expensive" command, but if you don't share the machine, who cares!)
Hope this helps!
Mark Hutchison
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