Re: What is libg2c.a? And why do I have to link to it?
Mikael Hedin <email@example.com> writes:
> I have a autoconf test that fails if i don't give -lg2c as extra link
> flags. Without g2c there are undefined references to e_wsfe, z_abs,
> c_sqrt, etc. Is not g2c an internal gcc thing?
That sounds like things generated by a FORTRAN compiler like g77. In
the same way that C functions like printf(), abs(), and sqrt() aren't
implemented directly in the compiler (you need to link with -lc
[always added implicitly by *cc] and -lm), you need an external
library to get the FORTRAN compatibility functions. Conventionally
these are provided in libraries libF77.a and libI77.a, but g77 seems
to provide a libg2c.a buried under /usr/lib/gcc-lib.
If you don't have libg2c.a, it seems to be included in the g77 (or
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