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Re: give me "fish" & you feed me for a day..teach me 2 fish & u feed me 4ver!

On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 11:25:30PM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
>   subject, good subject is the key to good answers...
> jdls@gmx.net wrote:
> > 1. is there a resource out there somewhere that can clearly explain "ld" and
> > "ld" related problems and how to fix them? I sometimes build from source and
> > most of the time I get stuck with "ld" related problems and I have to bother
> > a lot of people on how to resolve it instead of resolving it myself...
> > 
> > it's like the saying "give them fish and you feed them for a day...teach
> > them to fish and you feed them forever!"
>   don't know where is good info on ld...
> > 2. to the next question, this is the latest thing I am trying to compile
>   look for the error message, or any message, you've got complain about
> -lperl, library not found. that means that library with name libperl.so*
> was not found, now go to www.debian.org, go to packages (left side menu)
> and use the last form to search for this file - it will tell you in
> which package it is, you install the package and that's it.

On Debian, at least, the library usually needed for compilation is the
static one (libfoo.a) as the shared libraries are "stripped" making
symbol resolution difficult.  The shared library will still be used
for the runtime unless there isn't one to begin with or static linking 
is specified.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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