Compile problem: Linux libc5 gcc "cannot open -lz"

Moritz Moeller-Herrmann mmh at
Sat Jul 18 08:30:42 PDT 1998

Sorry, but I didn't get any answers but yours. I guess it must be either really
tricky or really simple. So far nobody has answered!

 Am Sam, 18 Jul 1998 schriebst Du: 
>i red your mail in the archive of the kaffe-mailinglist. I habe the same
>problem (and system) like you (and no idea how to solve it), but i
>havn´t subscribed the mailinglist yet. So i would be glad, if you would
>forward me solutions you get (i hope you get some).
>thank you, 
>> Hello friends,
>> while trying to compile the kaffe source I encountered the
>> following error:
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> make[3]: Entering directory
>> `/home/moritz/kaffe-1.0.b1/libraries/clib/zip' ld -shared -o
>> Adler32.o CRC32.o Deflater.o Inflater.o -lm -lc -lz ld: cannot open -lz: No
>> such file or directory make[3]: *** [] Error 1
>> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/moritz/kaffe-1.0.b1/libraries/clib/zip'
>> make[2]: *** [all] Error 1
>> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/moritz/kaffe-1.0.b1/libraries/clib'
>> make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/moritz/kaffe-1.0.b1/libraries'
>> make: *** [all] Error 1 
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> I am using SuSE 5.2 with a few compiled additions. I have libz installed and I
>> ran ldconfig . What's this -lz? Am I missing a library or
>> what?
>> Thanx for any help!
>> BTW, RPMs for libc5 systems would be lovely....
BYE, Moritz Moeller-Herrmann
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