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Re: Problem in compiling : cannot find -ldl

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, [iso-8859-1] philippe guillaume wrote:

> Here is the line for the compilation :
> " gcc -o wish.exe OBJ/wish.o OBJ/calculPosition.o
> OBJ/calculVisibiliteCmd.o -L/usr/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib
> -ltk -ltcl -ldl -lX11 -lm "
> and it produces this error :
> "
> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-cygwin/3.2/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld
> : cannot find -ldl "

libdl is a linux'ism. You don't need it. We don't have it :-) Just remove '-ldl'
from the Makefile or link line.

> There's two things that i don't understand ...
> 1- Why i can't see the bin directory on windows in
> c:\cygwin\usr and even when i do " ls -l /usr " ?

/usr/bin and /usr/lib are just mount points to C:\cygwin\bin and C:\cygwin\lib .
You should be able to see bin and lib from `ls -l /usr', though. What's the
output of `mount' ?

> 2- the option -llibrary ... this error means that dl
> library isn't on my cygwin ? if it's that how can i
> get it ?


Elfyn McBratney, EMCB

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