autotools fails to find /lib/liblz.a

Brian Inglis
Fri Oct 30 18:24:57 GMT 2020

Hi folks,

Hoping this is a symptom of a well known issue with a well known solution, or I
can get the build to work without it:


*** Warning: linker path does not have real file for library -llz.
*** I have the capability to make that library automatically link in when
*** you link to this library.  But I can only do this if you have a
*** shared version of the library, which you do not appear to have
*** because I did check the linker path looking for a file starting
*** with liblz and none of the candidates passed a file format test
*** using a file magic. Last file checked: /lib/liblz.a
*** The inter-library dependencies that have been dropped here will be
*** automatically added whenever a program is linked with this library
*** or is declared to -dlopen it.

*** Since this library must not contain undefined symbols,
*** because either the platform does not support them or
*** it was explicitly requested with -no-undefined,
*** libtool will only create a static version of it.

Also working with upstream on the issue.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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