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Old 02-11-2002, 02:20 AM   #1
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Location: Salt Lake City
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Help installing a library

I am trying to install the ickle messenger. After I run ./configure, I get the following error:

checking for sigc-config... /usr/local/bin/sigc-config
checking for libsigc++ - version >= 1.0.0... 1.0.4
checking if libsigc++ sane... no
configure: error: You need to have the libsigc++ libraries installed

So I downloaed the library and installed it, just using their directions - the basic ./configure, make, make install.
But I still get the same error.

The config.log from ickle is as follows:

configure:8393: checking for sigc-config
configure:8410: found /usr/local/bin/sigc-config
configure:8422: result: /usr/local/bin/sigc-config
configure:8431: checking for libsigc++ - version >= 1.0.0
configure:8466: result: 1.0.4
configure:8485: checking if libsigc++ sane
configure:8530: g++ -o conftest -g -O2 -I/usr/local/lib/sigc++-1.0/include -I/usr/local/include/sigc++-1.0 -L/usr/local/lib -lsigc -lpthread >&5
configure:8533: $? = 0
configure:8535: ./conftest
./conftest: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

However, when I run whereis I get: /usr/local/lib/

Sorry if I'm missing something really obvious, but I'm new and have yet to be able to install a program that needed a lib that I didn't already have. This would be a big first!!!


BTW, I''m trying Ickle because I can't get licq to connect with icq2000 users, and the licq list suggested it.
Old 02-11-2002, 06:30 AM   #2
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Did you try running: /sbin/ldconfig
And since you installed the library in /usr/local/lib you should make sure /usr/local/lib is added to the file /etc/

Also sometimes you have to clear the configure cache before it will find the new library. Either look for a file called something.cache or just unpack a fresh source tree.
Old 02-11-2002, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thank you so much. That did it!



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