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Old 11-17-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
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Problem installing ifplugd/libdaemon from source

This is a problem I generally get but here's a specific issue. I have RH9.

I want to install ifplugd-0.20 (can't post URLs because it's my first post but a simple google will suffice if you're unfamiliar with it) It needs libdaemon.

So I installed libdaemon without a problem. But when I run ./configure for ifplugd-0.20 I get :

"checking for daemon_fork in -ldaemon... no
configure: error : *** Sorry, you have to install libdaemon ***"

This is a general problem I have. Whenever I install some library like this from source (and not via RPM) other softwares can never detect it (like when I installed GTK)

When I did "Make install" for libdaemon I got this message:

Libraries have been installed in:

If you ever happen to want to link against installed libraries
in a given directory, LIBDIR, you must either use libtool, and
specify the full pathname of the library, or use the `-LLIBDIR'
flag during linking and do at least one of the following:
- add LIBDIR to the `LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment variable
during execution
- add LIBDIR to the `LD_RUN_PATH' environment variable
during linking
- use the `-Wl,--rpath -Wl,LIBDIR' linker flag
- have your system administrator add LIBDIR to `/etc/'

So I added /usr/local/stow/libdaemon-0.3/lib to /etc/ and ran the command :

#> ldconfig

Didn't get any errors!

I know it's probably something simple but it's just something I never figured out. Any suggestions will be really appreciated!
Old 11-20-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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So nothing? Nobody can figure this out???
Old 05-19-2004, 05:34 AM   #3
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Same here:

get package lib-daemon-devel.

should be in there.
Had the same prob with ifplug and Fedora.



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