Can't link to libpopt
- Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:07:02 +0000
- From: Trevor Barton <tmb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Can't link to libpopt
I am trying to use libpopt but I can't link to it using -lpopt to gcc
because libpopt.a doesn't exist in /lib or /usr/lib.
I have an up-to-date 64 bit installation and I have all of
libpopt-common, libpopt-devel and libpopt0 installed at the current
version 1.16.2. In my /lib and /usr/lib directories I have
libpopt.dll.a, but no libpopt.a, unlike, for example, libreadline, which
has libreadline.a and libreadline.dll.a.
I can link successfully using -lpopt.dll however. I presume, but can't
seem to find any information, that linking against libThing.a and
libThing.dll.a, where both are available, gives wither a static or
I always used to be able to link against libpopt.a, but I think that was
always in an older 32bit installation, I may never have tried to build
this program in the 64-bit environment.
Can anyone give me any pointers please? Can I generate libpopt.a
somehow? Or should it really be there and there is an error in the
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