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Old 04-12-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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gcc compile error (-lmysql: command not found)

hello everyone,

i have a program that uses pcap and mysql libraries.

i have a makefile;

	LIBS=-L/usr/include/mysql -lmysqlclient -lpcap
	gcc -Wall -pedantic $(LIBS) -o main main.c
when i run make command it gives the error

LIBS=-L/usr/include/mysql -lmysqlclient -lpcap
/bin/sh: -lmysqlclient: command not found
make: *** [all] Error 127
but when i was using only mysql library ;

gcc -o main  -L/usr/include/mysql -lmysqlclient main.c
was working.

now how can i compile the source code that uses two libraries?
Old 04-12-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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In Makefiles, inside rules tab-indented sections are interpreted like shell commands, and this can include a var=value prefix to a command.

Instead, move the assignment to the LIBS variable out of the rule:

LIBS = -L/usr/include/mysql -lmysqlclient -lpcap

	gcc -Wall -pedantic $(LIBS) -o main main.c
Old 04-13-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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thanks for your answer.


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