when I attempt to run my c++ program, I get a linking error
/usr/bin/ld: -lXft not found
my makefile contains a line X-Lib: ..........,-lXft,..........,-lXmc.
when i search for those lib files, i find that all the files in the above line are present as .a files in /usr/lib whereas the one that it complains Xft has a symbolic link to it in the directory /usr/lib.
Can someone tell me how to get around this problem.
Can someone also tell me what is the difference between .a and .so files.