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Old 10-24-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Linux Libraries...


I'm fairly new to the Linux world, currently using Mandrake 10.1 Community, and I've had
very few problems I cannot resolve on my own. However, a few have stumped me...for
example...I'm trying to install the Apollo GUI for giFT, and when I run ./configure, it gives me:

checking if C++ programs can be compiled... no
configure: error: Your Installation isn't able to compile simple C++ programs.
Check config.log for details - if you're using a Linux distribution you might miss
a package named similiar to libstd++-dev.

I just recently installed a new version of the GCC collection (3.4.2)...wouldn't that include
that library?

At any rate, I'm not looking for help on installing Apollon (at least, not yet. :-) )...I'd rather
attempt to do it myself.

My question is, however: are there any websites that reference Linux libraries and where
they can be downloaded? I've tried to find one on Google and cannot, and for the life of
me I just cannot find that particular library (and a few others for other programs).

Any pointers to good library references would be muchly appreciated. :-)

Old 10-25-2004, 12:47 AM   #2
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It sounds like, from your post, that you have enough gcc installed to install a binary package, but not enough to COMPILE one. Check your installation files (whatever Drake provides) and look for cpp, gcc, gcc-c++, libgcc, and anything with gcc and dev in the name. If one is missing (probably libgcc, libstd, or libstdc) it's the one causing problems. It contains the necessary header and include files needed to successfully compile.
Basically, gcc is trying to tell you that the header and include files it needs from the devel package are not available.


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