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Question about making clisp-1996-06-10
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- Subject: Question about making clisp-1996-06-10
- From: "M. Thomas" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 15:59:21 -0400 (EDT)
After rebuilding my Linux system from Redhat 3.0.3 and unpacking
executing `make' results in the following warnings/errors:
cc base/lisp.a ... -ltermcap -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 ...
Warning: size of symbol `ospeed' changed from 2 to 4 in
ld: cannot open -lX11: No such file or directory
make: *** [base/lisp.run] Error 1
Question 1. What does the warning mean? My termcap library files are
/usr/lib/libtermcap.so -> /lib/libtermcap.so.2.0.5
As far as I can tell from `info gcc', the `cannot open -lX11'
means that gcc can't find `libX11.a'.
Question 2. Does CLISP need X libraries for some reason (even to run
it in an xterm window, or under Emacs/XWindows)?
Question 3. Doesn't `lib*.a' denote a static library? I thought
static linking was only useful for system utilities on
recovery diskettes (in case you accidentally delete crucial
links). If gcc wanted the dynamic lib, it should be
able to find it, because the following exist:
/usr/X11 -> X11R6
/usr/X11/lib/libX11.so.6 -> libX11.so.6.0
Question 4. If CLISP really needs static X libs, is `libX11.a' the
only needed one? I only ask, because the appropriate Red
Hat package is huge, and I don't want to download and
install the whole thing. (It'd be easier to get just the
needed libs from the tsx11.mit.edu XFree86 distribution.)
Thanks for helping me get CLISP running again!
Mark A. Thomas