Re: Solaris strip LD_LIBRARY_PATH when su - oracle

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 12:30:47 -0500
Message-ID: <jzYOl.22302$>

KT wrote:
> Hi All,
> In my rc script, I have su - oracle to run
> /var/opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/bin/lsnrctl
> However, it fails with the following:
> /var/opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/bin/lsnrctl: fatal:
> open failed: No such file or directory
> The cause is that the env var
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/var/opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/lib was stripped
> by the su process. According to the su man page:
> " Variables with LD_ prefix are removed for security reasons.
> Thus, su bin will not retain previously exported variables
> with LD_ prefix while becoming user bin (bin used as example
> previously)"
> How do I make Solaris 8 su to keep the LD_LIBRARY_PATH setting or hard
> code this setting into Oracle configuration file so that lsnrctl will
> not fail?
> Thanks,
> Kerr

if you put LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the oracle .profile it will keep it. If you need to keep all environment variables of the root process, then use:

su oracle

See the UNIX docs for the difference... Received on Thu May 14 2009 - 12:30:47 CDT

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