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Re: [XForms] Why does gcc not find the forms library?

From: Bill Unruh
Subject: Re: [XForms] Why does gcc not find the forms library?
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:15:02 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mon, 12 Oct 2015, Peter Rowat wrote:

On OS X, I’ve installed XForms and compiled the demos and they all work. But 
trying to compile the
simplest program directly, e.g.

gcc -o pshme pshme.c -lforms 

fails with "ld: library not found for -lforms”
Same happens if I tell gcc where to look:

gcc -o pshme pshme.c -L/….../xforms-1.2.4/lib -lforms

Where IS your forms library. It is certainly not what -L says above. Try putting in the full path name instead of a relative path name.

the library is called libforms.so and that is what the -lforms looks for. Where is your libforms.so ?

ls lib/*forms*
lib/forms.c lib/forms.lo lib/forms.o lib/libforms.la lib/xforms.5 lib/xforms.man

Nope none of those. Maybe you do not have the libforms library istalled?

No doubt it is something very trivial, but I’ve spent a long time trying to fix 

Peter R

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