Problem compiling C++ code with python embedded

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Wed Oct 11 06:58:38 CEST 2006

vduber6er schrieb:
>         g++ -Wall ibdws.cpp ../cgic205/cgic.c -oibdws.cgi -Lcgraph
> -lcgraph -Icgraph/Cgraph/source -I../cgic205 -L../cgic205
> -I/usr/include/python2.2 -L/usr/lib
> /python2.2/site-packages -lpython2.2
> but i get the following error when i build now:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpython2.2
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> Could someone help me out with this problem?  I am not too good with
> linux so please explain to me in newbie steps.  Thanks a lot.

I'm not sure I can explain it in newbie steps; I try with my own

You need to find libpython2.2.a or on the new system.
You told the linker to look in /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages
(in addition to the default locations: /lib and /usr/lib); it
wasn't there.

Try /usr/lib/python2.2/config as a directory instead. Check with
ls whether the file is there; don't try blindly.


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