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----- Original Message -----
From: "Corinna Vinschen"
Sent: 25 November 2008 10:43
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH
$PATH is what you want and if you examine /bin resp. /usr/bin, you see
that Cygwin puts all shared libs there for the above reason. /lib resp.
/usr/lib only contain the static libs and the shared link stubs
necessary for the linker at build time.
LD_LIBRARY_PATH only has a meaning in Cygwin's dlopen() implementation,
when loading shared libs at runtime.
Thanks Corinna. AFAIK my development IDE won't allow me to direct the link
stubs to a different folder from the shared objects (unless I copy them, of
course). So I've just added cygwin's /usr/lib to my path. This makes it
work the same way as my 2 x Linux distros which will probably avoid
confusion in the long run.
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