ls -l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ | grep libopenal
A link to absolutely nothing. When I try and compile a program, understandably the linker says there is no such library.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Mar 6 2012 libopenal.so -> libopenal.so.1
Before this, I ran:
apt-get install libopenal-dev
apt-file show libopenal-dev
Trying to debug a program, I have had to install different version of openal, they were installed using cmake - which installed to the prefix usr/local, rather than the usr prefix that apt-get installed openal to. But, I "rm" every file in the cmake manifest. i think, to ensure, remove all from al-dev and alut-dev packages, then reinstall them. now, everytime, i get no actual library for openal, just a link to absolutely nothing.
/usr$ find . -iname "*openal*"