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Old 07-10-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: OK, USA
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What is, where do I get it, how do I make it?

How do I make my Linux box see the libraries I have on it? (GTK, KDE, TCL/TK, QT, etc...)

I installed slackware 8, minimum (A Packages only) and have installed everything else by hand since, but I keep getting errors due to not being able to find libraries and I have them...
(I have ran ldconfig but it doesn't help - whats it do anyway?)

Old 07-10-2002, 03:14 PM   #2
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The bare mimium you should install is a ap n,and d if you want Perl,Python. is the link library, If you cann't

find a file called FILE_LIST,gz
gzip FILE_LIST.gz

grep -i FILE_LIST

This will tell you what disk set it is in.
Old 07-10-2002, 03:20 PM   #3
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I did install those packages (a, ap, n) - I couldn't remember =)

I'll check that when I get home this evening and reply on that tomorro...

another question: When I install, say, GTK+-xx.xx.xx by compiling and all, do I have to manually edit ld.conf and put the path to it?

and what is the purpose of 'ldconfig' command?
Old 07-10-2002, 04:07 PM   #4
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ldconfig reads your /etc/ file to update path to your dynamically linked libs these are linked during runtime (windows DLL's are an example)


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