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Old 01-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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gcc cannot find FastCGI libraries

I've been trying for days now to build my first FastCGI application using gcc.
This is the output:
$ gcc tiny-fcgi.c -L/usr/lib -llibfcgi
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -llibfcgi
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
I believe I wouldn't have to refer to the lib path, but I added the -L flag to be sure.
The directory /usr/lib includes (among others) these files:
$ ls /usr/lib/libfcgi*
/usr/lib/libfcgi.a     /usr/lib/      /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/libfcgi++.a   /usr/lib/    /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/    /usr/lib/
/usr/lib/  /usr/lib/
I have tried to follow these instructions. The files in the tar.gz archive provided by no longer corresponds to the instructions there, but I was still able to run the ./configure and make commands so I believe FastCGI is installed.

But why can not the library be properly linked to? Really hope you can help me out on this one!
Old 01-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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Try changing -llibfcgi to -lfcgi. Gcc/gld should expand -lfcgi to
Old 01-06-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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rnesius, you are my hero of today. Thanks alot.
I misinterpreted the manual pages for gcc regarding -l flag.


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