[Python-Dev] readline not getting built when .so symlink doesn't exist

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 20:01:01 -0500

    >> (This after deleting both /lib/libreadline.so and
    >> /lib/libhistory.so.)

    Michael> Odd.  What does the output of 

    Michael> $ gcc -o foo foo.c -lreadline -ltermcap -Wl,--verbose

    Michael> look like?

Well, what it looks like is "Skip's a dunce...".  Turns out there was a
libreadline.so symlink /usr/lib also.  It found that.  When I deleted that
it found /usr/lib/libreadline.a.  Getting rid of that caused the link to
(finally) fail.  With just the version-based .so files cc apparently can't
do the trick.

Sorry to have wasted the bandwidth.