[openal] cannot find -lopenal ... cant find .a file

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 10:40:08 EDT 2014

On 06/12/2014 03:43 AM, Kip Carr wrote:
> Chris,
> Im trying to build a 64 bit app.  Part of the software update I am
> working on is converting to 64 bit.  My full Link link is huge of
> course but the openal part is just -lopenal, were you looking for
> particular flags or something?

Yes, -Bstatic or some other flags that would prevent it from finding 

> I am trying to link it as a static.  I am working on getting an old
> project back up and running and would like to keep as much the same
> as the old as possible.  Also I am working with Boost build and BJam
> so making changes is not the easiest thing either.

If Ubuntu isn't providing the static library, then you'll either have to 
build openal soft as static yourself, or change the app to use dynamic 
linking. Changing it to use dynamic is preferred, and shouldn't be very 
hard: just move -lopenal to after -Bdynamic or before -Bstatic, and make 
sure AL_LIBTYPE_STATIC doesn't get defined.

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