I am currently running Fedora 10 and i am trying to install FreePBX on to it, but i am getting a little stuck with configuring it before the install. I have followed the steps in the install file to the T, but got stuck at this point:

Patching Asterisk with softfax/spandsp.

- Download the latest 0.2 spandsp files from soft-switch.org
- cd /usr/src/spandsp-xxx
- ./configure
- make && make install

The steps above have been done successfully, but thought it maybe useful to put all the instructions in.

The problem I am having is below, yes the libraries are in that folder but I don't know the command to add them to the "LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable" also everything that i found on Google told me not to add it because its not best practice. This is my dilemma, please may one of you kind people explain in lame man terms what i am suppose to do.

The spandsp libraries are installed to /usr/local/lib. Therefore /usr/local/lib must be added to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable of the user that starts the asterisk process. To be safe, also add it to /etc/ld.so.conf and run ldconfig.

Thanks for any help