[ardour-users] PKG_CONFIG_PATH?

jim stockford jim at well.com
Tue Oct 25 13:25:02 PDT 2005

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
is the command you issued,

and if the shell response to that command is
$PKG_CONFIG_PATH: undefined variable

then you are using the C shell. verify this by typing
on the command line; you should see the variable
or similar.

the command form you've entered is for the BASH shell,
not for the C shell. so use the BASH shell.

    Beware of loading the BASH shell to run the command,
in that if you subsequently terminate the BASH shell,
you'll lose the variable; things will be as if you'd never
run the command at all.

    it is probably a good idea to set the BASH shell as your
default shell for the reason that most documentation
assumes the BASH shell and presents commands using
BASH shell notation.
    if you do so, you can use the C shell whenever you
like for special purposes (beware the same problem
with respect to environment variables: you'll lose them
entirely when you terminate the C shell and resume
using the BASH shell.

assuming your csh prompt is % here's how to load BASH
% /bin/bash
$  # the dollar sign shows the BASH shell is now running
    # as long as you keep using the BASH shell, your commands
    # will "take"; just don't terminate the BASH shell until you're
    # done with all your work.

On Oct 25, 2005, at 1:01 PM, Wolfgang Woehl wrote:

> "dragon fly" <perodog at hotmail.com>:
>> well i found some .pc files in /usr/lib/pkgconfig/, but trying to
>> export that, i get the message: ... not a valid indentifier
> export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
>                      ^^^
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