KPluginLoader: LD_LIBRARY_PATH Issues

Urs Wolfer uwolfer at
Sat Jan 12 22:12:58 GMT 2008

On Saturday 12 January 2008 22:48:44 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Urs Wolfer wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >If LD_LIBRARY_PATH has not been exported, KPluginLoader has sometimes
> > issues to load plugins. This is the case if a plugin depends on another
> > library.
> Solutions:
> 1) add the paths to /etc/
> 2) use rpath

I think rpath is enabled by default now? Alex checked that in my lib and told 
me that it should be ok.

> >You can see this behavior with the SuperKaramba plugin in plasma or the
> > KGet torrent plugin, which links agains the ktorrent library. These
> > plugins cannot be loaded when LD_LIBRARY_PATH has not been set.
> Where are those plugins? I don't have everything built here.

The KGet torrent lib is in /opt/kde4/lib/kde4 and the therefore required 
ktorrent lib is in /opt/kde4/lib.

> >I have already looked at this problem with Alexander Neuendorf if it
> > could be an rpath issue. After some tests, we came to the conclusions
> > that this should not be the problem.
> >
> >Any ideas if that is a problem on my setup? Can anybody else reproduce
> > this issue?
> It should be a "lack-of-rpath" issue.

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