[SDL] strange situation installing SDL

Jacek Migacz jacekmigacz at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 06:48:58 PDT 2016

ANSWER: SDL does not install to a directory that is not searched. You do.
Try to reconfigure it with standard prefix; "--configure --prefix=/usr".

On Debian-like distro, you should probably use "apt-get source" instead of
pulling an upstream tarball.

Also moving .so files manually can potentially cause even more issues.

Finally, you can verify dynamic linker cache by "ldconfig -p | grep SDL".

Jacek Migacz

2016-09-28 14:54 GMT+02:00 bilsch01 <king621 at comcast.net>:

> Using 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and installing SDL2-2.0.4 from source. The SDL
> libraries were installed in /usr/local/lib but at runtime my SDL program
> cant find the shared library libSDL2-2.0.so.0. I ran STRACE and found that
> the program searches in several directories for the shared library but
> doesn't find it anywhere. One of the paths searched is /usr/lib, so I
> copied the library there and the program runs fine. QUESTION: why does SDL
> install to a directory that is not searched?
> TIA. Bill S.
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