Installer probs.

Michael Roth
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 00:16:50 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 27 Jun 1999 wrote:

> So allow me to start at the beginning of the software. I can't get it installed.
> I did:
> ./configure
> make
> and in tools I got the error that the -lz arg for a gcc gave and error.
> Seeming I had nothing to loose, I removed the -lz from the Makefile ( in tools )
> and everything worked fine.
Don't try to edit Makefiles generated by configure. You will fail if you haven't experience in using autoconf/automake. Use these options to build GnuPG if you have problems: ./configure --with-included-zlib --with-included-gettext make make check make install The options "--with-included-zlib" requests the usage of the zlib included in the GnuPG distribution. Zlib is a library used for compressing and decompressing data. "--with-included-gettext" requests the usage of the included library for internationalization.
> What is needed to install the software, specificly where can I find this 'z' lib.
I suggest to use the included versions of gettext and zlib. Their are some versions of these libraries widly used which have some minor problems especially contained in older distributions. cu Michael