web photo gallery builders in Gnome?

Timothy A. Holmes tholmes at mcaschool.net
Fri Oct 28 21:46:59 UTC 2005

Timothy A. Holmes
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Subject: RE: web photo gallery builders in Gnome?

> It does clear things up greatly -- my next question is, how would I go
> about setting those variables permanently -- It appears to me that the
> export command sets those temporarily for that session? Or is it
> necessary for those to be set permanently?

You are asking all the right questions.  There are a few options.  In
home directory is a file ".profile", or you can create it if it doesn't.

In that file, you can put the export commands (verbatim) that I provided
earlier.  This will, of course, apply only to you (not other users on

If you want the change to be global, you can add the exports to
"/etc/profile".  I personally prefer this.  For one, it really should be
done globally because the settings aren't specific to you.  For two, I
*think* (I very well could be wrong on this) that ~/.profile is only
sourced (loaded) when you start a bash session (a terminal), and so that
setting isn't there under Gnome for instance.  The consequence is that
you create a JALbum launcher in Gnome, it won't run because the
environment isn't set to include Sun java in the classpath.

Hopefully that's not as confusing to read as it seems...


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[Timothy A. Holmes] 


Thanks so much for your help, I finally got it working -- I think -- I
am getting ready to move some files so I have something to play with --
I appreciate your help.

This is a prime example of my biggest beef with linux (whatever flavor)
-- I use fedora extensively at work.  If you want people to use it, its
gotta be easier to install stuff -- I have spent about 6 hours today
messin with this

If it hadn't been for your help, I never would have gotten it running


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