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Old 11-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Where do I get the sockets library.

I am new to linux.
I just installed fedora (11) for the first time.
I brought over a C program from a unix system and tried to compile it.
I received the error:
cannot find -lsocket.

I used 'find' and it was not there.
Is the socket library under a different name in linux?
Or do I need to download libraries from some where?
I I down load is 'yum' the correct tool?

I search several Q/A on the web, but none seemed to answer my question
Old 11-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Try `make clean` and run `./configure` again. If that doesn't work, edit the Makefile and remove '-lsocket' wherever you see it.
Found this when searching for your error on google.
Old 11-24-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

Removing 'lsocket' worked. This indicates the socket library is included with another library.
Old 11-25-2009, 02:54 AM   #4
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use grep command
go in directory $cd /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-3-486/include/linux
now $grep search_filename(socket) *.h
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