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I had ldc2 and gdc compiled from source and working up until a month ago. Nothing has changed, except I can't remember the variable(s) I would set in the terminal to get ldc2 and gdc to work.

I get the following errors when trying to compile D source code; with gdc ($ /home/Code/D/gdc/Bin/usr/local/bin/gdc -o t4 t4.d):
/home/Code/D/gdc/Bin/usr/local/bin/../libexec/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.4.5/cc1d: error while loading shared libraries: libmpfr.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

With ldc2 (/home/Code/D/ldc2/bin/ldc2 -o t4 t4.d):
/home/Code/D/ldc2/bin/ldc2: error while loading shared libraries: libconfig++.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I can't remember if it was just an addition to PATH or something to DFLAGS. Any ideas?

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Here you can't even run the compiler executable, because it can't find the libraries it needs. gdc is looking for libmpfr.so.1 and ldc2 is looking for libconfig++.so.8.

If these libraries are still present on your system, perhaps in /home/Code/D/gdc/Bin/usr/local/lib, you can add that directory to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable (on most unices; on Mac OS X, the variable is called DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH).

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/Code/D/gdc/Bin/usr/local/lib gdc …

You may want to write wrapper scripts to run gdc and ldc2, or put this in your ~/.profile:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/Code/D/gdc/Bin/usr/local/lib

If these libraries were in /usr/lib and disappeared in a system upgrade, you'll have to either restore the required versions, or recompile the D tools for the new versions of the libraries.

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