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Re: failing "make install" because missing lib

From: Boris Kolpackov
Subject: Re: failing "make install" because missing lib
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 15:15:03 +0000 (UTC)
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Julien Michielsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Trying to compile and install gphoto, I can't succeed to run "make"
> as it cannot find libslang.so.1 (which lives in /usr/lib) . I ran
> configure with libdir=/usr/lib, but still make ends with 
> "cannot find -lslang". At one point I got "make" running all right,
> and finding the lib, but then "make install" didn't run anymore.
> Sorry for this question, but wouldn't know how to get around it.

If there is no symlink for `libslang.so.1' that reads `libslang.so' then
`make' won't find it. Manual says that `-lsomething' is expended either
to `libsomething.so' or to `libsomething.a' but not to `libsomething.so.1'.


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