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I'm Gideon Israel Dsouza. Check out my CV on Careers. (gidisrael-at-gmail-com)

I've been teaching myself programming since I was about 11.

I have the odd need to know how everything works. I own Linux, OSX and Windows and play with C#, Perl, Python, RaspberryPi's and Arduino. Check out my CPAN modules and my latest side project : http://perlmonksflair.com/

I will usually edit your question or answer if it's a huge block of unstructured text :)

Behold my Unicorn:

Unicorn for Gideon


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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
@goldilocks Unfortunately this sort of issue has been haunting me ever so often, here it is again : could you take a look at it pretty please! chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/13440911#13440911
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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
@umläute I do have a libgsl.so.0 under /usr/local/lib. OK! I just tried compiling my program again and it worked. So yes I need to be in the same shell. However, I need to understand what is going on here? What is ldconfig and why can't pkg-config know where my gsl lib is?
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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
@umläute ok, so only if I do the export line then it works. This is my output : $ export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH $ pkg-config --libs --cflags gsl OUTPUT: -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib -lgsl -lgslcblas -lm
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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
@rickhg12hs I was reading 21st Century C and this was one of the exercises. But I want to get this to work this way because I've run into this problem a few times now when trying to get some c library from github that's not in the yum repository.
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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
Any clues or ideas?
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comment something is terribly wrong with pkg-config
Thanks very much goldilocks! Your assumptions were correct. however while pkg-config spits the correct output I get this: $ gcc gsl_erf.c -o gsl_app `pkg-config --libs --cflags gsl` $./gsl_app ./gsl_app: error while loading shared libraries: libgsl.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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comment making a toy unix os : issues with ld
so are you saying that it only will compile on an x86 machine ?
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comment making a toy unix os : issues with ld
I'm not sure about (1), I will find out. (2) I did do a make clean. (3) : Yea, seems like there aren't instructions on how to build boot.o. Thanks for your answer, I'm somewhat new to this stuff.
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comment fixing cpan by resetting it
Thanks for your answer. I deleted the directory /root/.cpan cpan still doesn't give me that first launch message, when I did sudo cpan then cpan> o conf init it ran all the regular auto configuration except the urllist config, but prompted me to do that. When I did it let me select a continent, country and gave me the right list of mirrors. It's all working now :D