Set LD_LIBRARY_PATH for with symlinks

bt flag

As per the Ubuntu documentation - the only way to permanently set LD_LIBRARY_PATH is by adding a conf file to /etc/

If I manually run export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/nextcloudapp/squashfs-root/usr/lib then the libraries in that path are accessible and I'm able to run my program.

If I edit /etc/ and add /home/me/nextcloudapp/squashfs-root/usr/lib/ and then run sudo ldconfig I get the following error:

/sbin/ldconfig.real: /home/me/nextcloudapp/squashfs-root/usr/lib/ is not a symbolic link

Is there any way to resolve that error?

Looking at the file listing, it does appear to be a symbolic link:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 me me        23 Mar 31 23:34 ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 me me   1202224 Mar 31 23:34

The libraries are extracted from an AppImage, if that makes a difference?

Running Ubuntu 22.04.2 - lots of the previous answers are for older versions of Ubuntu.

hr flag
Is it actually an error, or just a warning? I don't think it's complaining about ` ->`, but because `` isn't a further symlink to something like ``.
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bt flag
@steeldriver I think it is an error because when I `echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH` nothing is returned.
hr flag
AFAIK that's expected - `` is the "system" way of locating libraries, whereas `LD_LIBRARY_PATH` is a *separate* kludge for making user- or application-specific library specifications
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