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Including ~/opt/lib Libraries In A Passenger Rails App

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I'm having trouble getting a rails app on Dreamhost's Passenger to see compiled libraries in my ~/opt/lib directory. I have to put them here because I don't have root access.

I can boot up my app in ./script/console and it sees them libraries just fine because I updated my .bash_profile's LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to include ~/opt/lib.

I've tried putting ENV['LD_LIBRARY_PATH'] = '~/opt/lib' in my environment.rb file but it doesn't seem too help. I get the following error from Passenger when I navigate to my site: libodbcinst.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory - /home/username/opt/lib/odbc.so

Anyone have experience with this?

Thanks

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Answer

The environment.rb way sounds like the way to go, though you might want to append to LD_LIBRARY_PATH instead. Also I'd make sure to use the full path to that directory just in case.

Alternatively you might be able to use .htaccess directives, similar to what is described @ http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowToUseOracleWithFastCGI

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