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Old 09-01-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Source Compilation Path Inclusion


I'm trying to install Filezilla. One of the dependencies is wxwidgets, which I have installed.

But... when I try to compile the source:

/usr/local/bin/wxrc: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
But, I have that file in /usr/local/lib

Meaning the compiler just isn't checking all of the right folders to compile the source.

So how do I tell the compiler to include that in its search paths?

I'm doing


So I'm not sure at which of those steps I can add that customization.

Apparently you can't "man configure" either, and I can't find a manual for ./configure online, so...
Old 09-01-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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The system will look for shared libs in the paths specified in /etc/

You can as well add /usr/local/lib (or whatever path it is) to LD_LIBRARY_PATH in command line if you haven't the permissions to modify /etc/

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/lib"
Then run whatever command it is that required the libs at /usr/local/lib in that same shell. This is not permanent and its effects are only valid on the same shell you ran it. To make it "permanent" you can add this line to ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile, assuming that you use the bash shell.

There's nothing like a man page for ./configure. That is a scripts that's shipped along with the sources (some sources anyway), and it's different on each case. It's called "configure" by convention, but it could very well be named "Armageddon" or whatever else. It's not a linux command nor anything like that.

However, most configure scripts do include a help system, you can try "./configure --help" to see the available options for that concrete case. As said, each configure script is different.

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