Friday, September 7, 2012

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lm

I was updating some of my software to run on CentOS6 and I had an unexpected error:
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lm
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

The tool I was building uses -static and it turns out that static libraries are no longer shipped in glibc-devel. They are in a new package called glibc-static.

yum install glibc-static
solved the problem. My program now compiles and thanks to puppet, glibc-static is now installed on all my systems.
package { 'glibc-static': ensure => present }

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  3. I got the same problem, so did as you mentioned. But I am getting

    Setting up Install Process
    No package glibc-static available.
    Nothing to do

    can you please guide me what to do ?

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