suggestions about MacOS DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH patch

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Tue Jul 14 22:04:19 CDT 2009

Steven Edwards wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Juan Lang<juan.lang at> wrote:
>> I agree with Alexandre on this one:  it's just an error in your
>> configuration.  You can address it by adding /usr/X11/lib to
>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH or DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH in your ~/.bash_profile
>> or ~/.bashrc if you like, assuming you start wine apps from the
>> command line.  If you use some other launcher, the environment needs
>> to be set correctly for that.
>> Another way of looking at the error is that MacPorts (and fink, I
>> presume) install libraries to a path that's not searched by default.
>> Perhaps this is what you want, and perhaps not, but that's up to you,
>> not up to Wine.
> Since OS X does not provide some of the libraries that we need, should
> we have a dependency build script that installs those libraries to a
> standard location (so the users don't need to install MacPorts of Fink
> just to get Wine) or should we ask them to go mucking with the
> ~/.bashrc? 

Neither.  We need to provide an Applescript starter that sets several
variables.  This is what the project decided to do.  This
would only exist on the MacOSX version of Wine, not Linux.  It is not
'rocket science' to makd this happen.

James McKenzie

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