[cochiselinux] Compiling problem

  • From: "Peter Levine" <levinep@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cochiselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:25:00 +0000

I've put Suse 8.1 on a Dell laptop at work. I'm trying to compile a recent 
version of OpenSsh. When I ran "./configure --with-tcp-wrappers", I got an 
error message:

error: ***zlib missing - please install first or check config.log***

The config.log showed this error message:

/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-suse-linux/3.2/../../../../i486-suse-linux/bin/ld: 
cannot find -lz
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Querying the packages on the system, I saw that zlib-1.1.4-41 was installed. 
But I replaced it with a Suse 8.1 update from www.gzip.org/zlib and now I 
have zlib-1.1.4-112. This did not help. Same error message.

I can't find this exact error message on Google, though there are similar 
messages where ld cannot find -l<something>. Interpolating from what I read 
in the newsgroup threads, "cannot find -lz" means that ld is looking for 
something like zlib.a or zlib.so, but these don't seem to be on the system. 
Sure enough, when I run "find", it cannot find them.

Any thoughts from anyone on how to solve this problem?

Peter Levine

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