I am building testdisk as static and when i run

make static

i am getting the following error

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -luuid

collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

what's the problem?

in the makefile i have the following line

LIBS = -lz -lntfs -luuid -lcrypto -lext2fs -lcom_err

and i am getting error on all the floowing flags

-luuid -lcrypto -lext2fs -lcom_err

  • 1
    Do you have libuuid.a library installed? – Maciej Piechotka Sep 7 '10 at 7:34
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    If you don't the debian/ubuntu package that contains it is called uuid-dev – msw Sep 7 '10 at 7:45
  • I have libuuid.so in /usr/lib but not libuuid.a. How to install it. – MA1 Sep 7 '10 at 7:49
  • I am using Fedora 13. – MA1 Sep 7 '10 at 7:51

The RPM packages for libuuid-devel for Fedora 13 appear to contain only the shared library. Therefore you'd have to build it from source if you need a static library.

I expect that this is the same problem with a static -lcrypto and the others.

However, if it is TestDisk specifically that you are trying to compile, you probably shouldn't bother as the partition repair utility is part of most LiveCD distributions, including Fedora.

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