View Full Version : gcc options for some libraries

November 5th, 2007, 08:59 PM
I'm trying to compile a program using the libraries

the first 2 are easy. I know for math.h type
gcc -lm but i can't figure out which options to use to get the other libraries included when I compile. Can anyone help? Is there a list I can bookmark so I don't have to keep coming to ask this? I looked in man, but there is a lot of info to get lost in.

November 7th, 2007, 06:59 PM
I thought you just put a '#include <myspeciallibrary.h>' at the start of the source. No matter, isn't there some sort of command like 'gcc --?' (tried it and doesn't work but I thought there'd be something) ? If not I'd look on the gcc website.

November 9th, 2007, 08:09 AM
Like noodels said, you will need the #include in front of each library file. If you're getting some weird linker error with a bunch of crap shooting onto the terminal, try using g++ instead of gcc. I have an issue with gcc when trying to compile c++ programs. If you don't have it installed you can easily get it from the package manager at:

system > administration > synaptic package manager.

Hope that helps.