Re: XForms: Installing xforms.

Carlos Costa Portela (
Thu, 25 Dec 1997 16:31:08 +0100

To subscribers of the xforms list from Carlos Costa Portela <> :

Hello all!
First of all, thank you to everybody that answered me.

> (Steve Lamont) :
> Looks to me as if you have the wrong version of the library. What
> operating system are you running? If it is Linux, there are several
> different flavors of binary and library format. Make sure that you
> have the one that's mated to your version of Linux.

I am trying with bxform-088.tgz.

My machine information...

gandalf:/zip/xform# uname -a
Linux gandalf 2.0.29 #4 Fri Aug 29 23:50:08 MET DST 1997 i486

My X-Forms doesn't make the file; but, since a program
needed it, I make a symbolic link from the library libforms.a to (I think that my error could be here: my program is
searching for a shared lib and it finds a static one).

a) Where can I find ?
It is need for my program.

b) What is bxforms-088.tgz, and why doesn't it run?
I do make install, but make demo doesn't run well.

If I do... (Tristan, thank you)

gandalf:/usr/lib# file libform*
libform.a: current ar archive symbolic link to symbolic link to ELF 32-bit LSB dynamic lib i386 (386 and up) Version
1 symbolic link to symbolic link to
libform_g.a: current ar archive
libform_p.a: current ar archive
libforms.a: current ar archive random library

Has libform.* anything to do with libforms.* ?

Thanks in advance,

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