Asked By – sans
I am installing Python 2.7 on CentOS 5. I built and installed Python as follows
./configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr/local make make install
When I try to run /usr/local/bin/python, I get this error message
/usr/local/bin/python: error while loading shared libraries: libpython2.7.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
When I run ldd on /usr/local/bin/python, I get
ldd /usr/local/bin/python libpython2.7.so.1.0 => not found libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00000030e9a00000) libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00000030e9200000) libutil.so.1 => /lib64/libutil.so.1 (0x00000030fa200000) libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00000030e9600000) libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00000030e8e00000) /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00000030e8a00000)
How do I tell Python where to find libpython?
Now we will see solution for issue: Python executable not finding libpython shared library
Try the following:
/usr/local/lib with the folder where you have installed
libpython2.7.so.1.0 if it is not in
If this works and you want to make the changes permanent, you have two options:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/libto your
.profilein your home directory (this works only if you are using a shell which loads this file when a new shell instance is started). This setting will affect your user only.
ldconfig. This is a system-wide setting of course.