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Re: Problem compiling (gcc? glibc?)

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:20:35 +1300, Andrew Walbran <qwandor@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I have recently started using Debian GNU / Linux, and have found that I am
> unable to compile anything with GCC. Compiling even a trivial program gives a
> number of 'undefined reference' errors:
> $ cat test.c
> int main() {
>  return 0;
> }
> $ gcc test.c
> /lib/libc.so.6: undefined reference to


> Compiling with the -static flag succeeds without errors, but this is not
> really a solution.
> I am using the latest packages from the 'testing' section, including gcc
> 3.3.5-5 and glibc 2.3.2.ds1-20, on a Pentium II.
> I found some similar reports in the mailing list archives and debian bug
> databases, but they were either specific to other architectures or marked as
> fixed by newer versions.
> I noticed that these errors refer to /lib/libc.so.6, whereas
> 'ldd /bin/echo' (for example) reports linking against /lib/tls/libc.so.6. I
> am not sure if this is relevant; what is the difference between the two
> libraries?
> What could be going wrong here, and what can I do to fix it?

Do you have the "libc6-dev " library installed?


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