A library is a collection of functionality that programs can use. They can be dynamically loaded by a program, or they may be compiled into the program.

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What is the difference between a Library call and a System call in Linux?

I would like to know what is the difference between a Library call and a System call in Linux. Any pointers for a good understanding of the concepts behind both will be greatly appreciated.
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Why does LD keep outputting “no version information available”

On every loading of a lib, I get the error: no version information available This lib has been compiled on another PC (ubuntu 10.04) than the one running it (mandriva 2010.2). $ ldd ...
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Does Solaris have an equivalent to /etc/ld.so.conf?

I compiled a package for Solaris 11 Express that has some library dependencies, which I also compiled from source and installed in the usual /usr/local. (And Solaris doesn't even have /usr/local ...
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What files should I copy from Windows into Wine?

As far as I understand Wine runtime does better if some libraries are copied from MS Windows, but some Windows system libraries really are not to be used with Wine (some can even make it stop working, ...
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Compiling old solaris programs under Linux

I've got sources for a program developed under Solaris in ANSI-C. I am told it was developed around 1996-1997. I'm currently struggling with compiling it under a current Ubuntu. I got pretty far and I ...
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Running a statically linked binary with a different glibc

I have a statically linked binary for a tool that I'm trying to run on RHLE4. The tool complains about glibc. It needs 2.4 and the one in the system is 2.3. Here is the message that it spits out: ...
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Where in Gnome libs, is 'True' and 'False' defined?

I'm trying to compile a program with gnome-libs, that uses True and False, in one of the arguments. But what header file defines them? I'm getting the following error: guignome/guignome.c: In ...
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What libraries are there for reading/editing ID3s of mp3?

I think the title says it all. I need a library to allow me to read and edit ID3 Tags from C++ in Linux. Suggestions?
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Install development files locally to build on system without root access?

There is a server that I do work on, running an older version of Linux. I don't have root access to the system, so I wanted to build a more recent version of a tool that I use a lot (Vim 7.3). I ...
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What does libgcc_s.so contain?

I tried running objdump on the lib to figure it out without success. Is there a way to find out what a library does?
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libX11.so.6 Not found

I tried to make && make install package, but I get an error: libX11.so.6 not found Where can i get this lib?