Greetings! I'm trying to set an environment variable in Rails. Why? I can't use RMagick unless I do so. I can do it from the shell, run irb, and then require 'RMagick' works. So far so good. But how can I do this from my Rails application? I'm on a shared host so I've put in a ticket to have something like this added to httpd.conf: SetEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib That would probably fix it. I've tried adding it to my .htaccess with the other settings but it doesn't seem to work. Restarted the process and everything. Even tried adding this to environment.rb but nothing: LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" Is there any way to force this library path in my application? Or am I stuck waiting for my shared hosting company to figure out and fix the issue?
on 2006-03-12 17:58
on 2006-03-12 19:45
I think you can do it in environment.rb, you just didn't do it the right way. ENV['LD_LIBRARY_PATH'] = '/usr/local/lib' Pat
on 2006-03-13 18:29
Thanks, Pat. I've tried setting it that way, I've tried setting it in .htaccess, I've even got my web host to set it in Apache's vhost config for FCGI, which I'm running under. But I'm still getting "uninitialized constant Magick" as soon as I try to require 'RMagick'. Is there anything at all I might still possibly be missing? Or is this just a lost cause? It seems crazy to me that the RMagick libraries would be on the server, and accessible to irb if the variable is exported for the shell, but unusable to my application!