Grant, thank you very much. You are a life saver. This worked perfectly.

Thanks again

On 16 Mar 2009, at 11:53 AM, Grant Croker wrote:

Hi Mark,

you are right /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist will not work in your case, it's for the Mac OS X supplied Apache. In your case you can edit /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl adding the following:


(note: As Chris Jones mentioned LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not used on OS X, however there is no harm in having it set)

Place the above some where near the top of apachectl, I cannot tell you exactly since fink will not install and MacPorts does not build SQLite3. Restart apache and you should see the correct values in getenv() or phpinfo().



On/El 16/03/09 12:13, Mark Halling-Brown wrote/escribió:
Hi Grant,

Thanks to your instructions, I am making a bit of progress.
I have entered the PassEnv commands into the https.conf.:
SetEnv DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH /opt/oracle/instanceclient
SetEnv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /opt/oracle/instanceclient

It now seems that this variable is passed through correctly, but it is not as I set it. Instead it states:
DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/local/apache2/lib:

I restart apache as root user (sudo /usr/local/apache2/bin/ apachectl restart) and it complains that: [Mon Mar 16 11:08:53 2009] [warn] PassEnv variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH was undefined

So I am guessing that root has not picked up any of the environment variables that I have set in various places around my system. I have put DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH in /etc/bashrc ~/.bash_profileetc, but I still seems root doesn't know about them.

Have you any idea where I need to set these variables (Is there a root home directory I can edit a bash_profile or something?)

I did edit the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist file, but the apache I am using was compiled from source, so I fear it wont work list that plist?

Thanks for all your help

Grant Croker - Ingres PHP and Ruby maintainer
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