[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Build failure: cannot find -lz

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 07:45:53PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> A number of applications currently fail to build with something like:

> | sparc-linux-gnu-gcc -g -O2 -o .libs/ots ots.o ../src/.libs/libots-1.so /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so /usr/lib/libxml2.so -ldl -lz -lm /usr/lib/libpopt.so
> | /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz

> In bug #378494, filed on one of these packages (ices2), Julien Cristau
> first claims "this -lz comes from libxml2's .la file, which libtool
> uses to link ices2.  This could be fixed by libxml2-dev depending on
> zlib1g-dev again, or not installing libxml2.la (which would probably
> be better in the long term, but risks breaking existing packages)."
> He later adds, "Actually, relibtoolizing ices2 (with the Debian libtool)
> seems to be enough to fix this."

> Should I file individual bugs on these packages or one grave bug on
> libxml2.

One grave bug on libxml2, please.  The common case of linking against
libxml2 using libtool is now broken, for no discernable reason.  This is
irresponsible library maintenance; it shouldn't be left to the maintainers
of all the *other* packages to make this work again, particularly when we
have freeze deadlines we want to be hitting...

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: