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Old 12-31-2004, 02:15 AM   #1
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clweather curl libcurl Suse 9.2


From freshmeat, clweather works great for me on Fedora Core 1. But it can't find libcurl header files when tried ./configure on Suse 9.2 thus:

checking for strspn... yes
checking for strstr... yes
checking for strtol... yes
checking curl/curl.h usability... no
checking curl/curl.h presence... no
checking for curl/curl.h... no
configure: error: cannot find libcurl header files

Please go to and install the cURL library and
header files, or choose the proper path with the following command:

./configure CPPFLAGS=-IPATH

Yast tells me libcurl (a very late version) is installed. I even tried installed a libcurl compatability library but that didn't help, still wouldn't find libcurl header files.

Up there, it's telling me to specify a path. But I likely do not understand. I did try:

./configure CPPFLAGS=-/usr/lib

but that didn't work. (/usr/lib/ <- I GUESS that that is my libcurl

I also made a sym link: /usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/

just in case it looked for older. but that not work. Nothing so far.

/usr/lib is in part of the $PATH I do not understand why it not find. Do you suppose Suse runs an altered version ie a bit different than libcurl in other distros?

Any ideas?

I find it a fun little program and really would like to get it to work. Thanks.

Old 01-01-2005, 02:08 AM   #2
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>>But it can't find libcurl header files when tried ./configure on Suse 9.2 (note: curl.h also be known as include file). So, header_file/include_file,

>1. Where would the curl include files be in Suse 9.2?

It appears that Suse 9.2 uses curl.str file instead of curl include files because there are no "typical curl include" files.

>4. Where is ssl include on Suse 9.2?

Has ssl. But perhaps is not the typical/generic Linux Openssl installation.

I also now got installed: clweather from freshmeat. But to do so, DL the latest curl source then built it curl without ssl support into /usr/local/bin/curl

then did the clweather into /usr/local/bin/clweather

clweather works fine. so there's two curl onboard now the Suse ver. is at /usr/bin/curl

Now ruminating about the $PATH currently is


whether or not to swap the order of those two

I do not want anything else except clweather to use the local (non Suse) curl. I'm unsure how to check on this or achieve it. Any ideas?


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