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Old 08-08-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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gcc cannot find -lc library


I'm atempting to compile bash, and gcc gives the following error (when trying to link, I'm guessing). I gather that it cannot find a library, but I have no idea what "-lc" is, or where I can find it. Any ideas? Thanks much!

-bash-2.05b$ gcc -s -static -rdynamic -g -O2 -o mkbuiltins mkbuiltins.o
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lc
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
-bash-2.05b$
 
Old 08-08-2003, 06:05 PM   #2
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-lc means link to library c

Default library paths are /lib and /usr/lib

On Redhat 9

ll /lib/libc.so.6
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 May 30 01:22 /lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.3.2.so*

So libc is a sysmbolic link to libc-2.3.2.so

Do you have a symbolic link in /lib?

And on RedHat 9, the package to which this belongs is given by

# rpm -qf /lib/libc.so.6
glibc-2.3.2-27.9

If you do not have the glibc library installed, your system will not run
since everything(?) is linked against that.

But one of your compiler flags is -static , so you are trying to link against the static version of the c library libc.a, which lives in /usr/lib

rpm -qf /usr/lib/libc.a
glibc-devel-2.3.2-27.9

So you need to install the glibc-devel package for Mandrake 9.1.
 
  


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