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Old 02-20-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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cant find library


i am trying to install a game so i run configure and it exits with this:

checking for sigc++-1.2... Package sigc++-1.2 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `sigc++-1.2.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'sigc++-1.2' found

configure: error: Library requirements (sigc++-1.2) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.




so installed libsigc++-1.2.5.tar.gz to the /lib folder and still get the same message. what should i do?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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so i did some more searching and i found that if i run:
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/

before the configure then it works
 
Old 02-20-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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most software you'll download will install, by default, into /usr/local as opposed to /usr

Sometimes you want this, sometimes you don't. If you want it to install into /usr, when "configuring", usually just adding --prefix=/usr will fix it. Example.
./configure --prefix=/usr
By default as well, pkgconfig doesn't search /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig and you have to explicitly add it to your PKG_CONFIG_PATH like you did.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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ok differnet problem now. i need to install SDL_ttf-2.0.7 and i installed it in /lib and now when i configure it cant find where i installed it. where should i install it?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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What do you mean you installed it in /lib... /lib is suppose to be used for libraries that are needed at startup. SDL_ttf shouldn't be installed there, /usr/lib is a good for it. You'll download the file, uncompress it, then run
./configure --prefix=/usr
After which you'll run make && su -c 'make install'
After this you may need to run ldconfig as root
 
Old 02-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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ok thanks. it works now. i guess i should read up on where to install things.
 
  


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