How do I properly set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable?

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Issue

  • What should be the right value for LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable?
  • The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable needs to be set per the installation of a 3rd party mathematics application.
  • Random applications are crashing with the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable set globally.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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