Ga LoCo F2F meeting

Brian Pitts brian at
Tue Oct 9 02:27:06 BST 2007

Bill N wrote:
> Here is the end of my code after i typer ./configure and them make.
> checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
> appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
> checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... (cached) yes
> checking whether g++ accepts -g... (cached) yes
> checking dependency style of g++... (cached) gcc3
> checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
> checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... yes
> checking for pow in -lm... yes
> checking for jpeg_set_defaults in -ljpeg... no
> configure: error: "cannot find libjpeg support"
> bn at bn-desktop:~/hplip-2.7.9$ make
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
> bn at bn-desktop:~/hplip-2.7.9$
> Not sure of the problem....
> Thanks

The problem is, predictably, the line that says "error." It is telling 
you that you need libjpeg-dev installed to compile this software.

If for whatever reason you are trying to compile a package that is 
already in the ubuntu repositories, you can use apt-get to install the 
necessary *-dev packages. For example, to get the packages necessary to 
compile foo you would run as root 'apt-get build-dep foo'.


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