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Re: [Help-gsl] libgsl.a - Where to get this file?

From: Joakim Hove
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] libgsl.a - Where to get this file?
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 10:38:37 +0100
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Dominik Dell <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I'd like to use gsl, but I have some installation problems. I use a linux 
> system. 

Well, that is a good start.

> I have downloaded the include files 

You generally should *not* download only include files - you should
download and install a complete package. 

If you go to the web-page you will
links to both the source in tar.gz version, or binary packages for
various linux distributions. 

If you install the binary package for your particular distribution you
will typically get all the header files and libraries installed in the
correct locations in your filesystem, but not the sources. (You
generally don't need the sources to use the GSL library - but I for
one often find it quite useful to take a look at the them.)

If you choose to compile yourself you must unpack the sources, and
then go through the 

   make install

process. If you don't have root access you probably have to add a
--prefix=/some/path/where/you/can/write to the configure statement,
and also edit the LD_PATH environment variable to include the
directory containing the shared libraries (or link with the static

HTH - Good luck


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