Programming :: SDL Static Library - Shared Library ?

Apr 7, 2009

I'm reading about shared, static, and dynamic libraries. What is SDL? Is it static, shared, or dynamic?

I always thought a library would be a lot of .h and .cpp files compiled separately into .o files and then if you compiled your own program you could use the -l parameter to link the library and it was all compiled together. Now I'm not so sure.

I don't even see any SDL .cpp files in my system anywhere. All I have are lots of SDL .h files in /usr/include/SDL and I don't really understand the code in them.

I'm making a wild guess here: SDL is a shared library. SDL itself is NOT compiled into my program, therefore SDL must be on any system my program tries to run on. When I compile and link SDL all it needs is the header files to know what SDL function and objects it can use. And then on every system it uses an already compiled SDL shared library thingy somewhere.

So... where is that part of SDL? All I can find are header files.

I'm thinking the advantage of shared libraries is that someone could say update SDL on their own system and take advantage of the new features without having to download new executables with the new version of SDL compiled into them for every program that uses SDL.

So if I'm making an editor and a game engine and they both use a lot of the same .cpp and .h files that I wrote and I'm tired of updating one and then the other and I need to turn them into a library, then a shared library might be kind of a silly solution. I could just make a static library. Right? Because it's not SDL. Nobody else is ever going to use this library.

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Aug 27, 2009

My code needs to link to some libraries. In my project file, I specify linker to link to abc library, for example. By default, does gcc link to libabc.a or ? What if I really need to specify static or shared, how do I do that?

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May 27, 2010

I think that the solution is very simple, but I cannot reach this solution. I'm trying to build an that uses is compiled using C; is compiled using C++;

Inside "Aso.h" file I'had declared:


#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {


There's no error to compile that, this library seems to be compiled correctly, but using the "nm" command the functions appear with "U" of undefined. Trying to build an executable using the library, I got this error: /lib/../lib/ undefined reference to `foo(int, int, int)' I think that to solve this problem it's only link the with the .o files generated at the compilation phase of my Bso. Using the "ldd" command I'm able to see that depends on, so what am I missing?

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Feb 15, 2011

I have visited these boards a few times, but never posted. Here's my problem: I was given the source to a program and asked to get it running on a 64-bit Debian 2.6.26 machine. Currently it is working on 2 64-bit OpenSUSE machines.

The application uses TCL TK for a GUI and everything compiles just fine; however, on startup, the user must enter one of three possible modules to load; when attempting to load these modules (tcl 'load' function), I receive this error:

Error in startup script: couldn't load file "../Build/": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
while executing
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("eval" body line 1)
invoked from within
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all:gcc -Wall -lrt -lm -pthread usbserialapp.c usbserialinit.c environ.c -o usbserial

It produces "usbserial" executable.

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Jun 3, 2009

I have been working on this for a long time.

I could get the static libcurl library ( a "libcurl.lib" file and a "curl.h" file), which supposed to be working under Windows.

Yet I tried Visual c++ 6.0 but it wasn't working at all.

Some idea on that ? I don't mind to try MinGW and Dev C++ if it will really work. (Cygwin is not good since it require client to have cygwin.dll in run-time folder).

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Feb 26, 2010

I have written a simple library and ended up with a .so file. I have a header file from writing the code that describes how to use the functions in the source code I have written. I think this .h files needs to be available to other programs that access this code.

I have seen lots of tutorials on how to copy the .so file to the relevant directories and make links with the version number. What I can't find is where to put the header file so that any programs I write to use my new library can access the header.

Hope this makes sense. For example, I might use <stdio.h> normally, I will need to access <mylibrary.h> once is loaded (as far as I understand!)

It's weird, I've been using C compilers for embedded processors over ten years now and never given a second thought to how libraries and headers work behind the scenes!

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I have written a shared library and successfully used debhelper 9 to create a Debian package from source using a Makefile generated by cmake. I then went about writing a python wrapper to that library and wish to package that wrapper in with the library so I can have a single distributable rather than 2 separate ones.

All of my attempts so far have me placing my python source and a file in the same directory as the makefile at the time where I call debuild.

From here I have tried a couple different configurations to my debian/rules file as seen below:

Attempt 1:
# -*- makefile -*-
dh $@ --with-python2 --buildsystem=python_distutils

This try seemed to package up the python stuff nicely but proceeded to ignore my makefile for the shared library and therefore ultimately failed.

Attempt 2:
# -*- makefile -*-
dh $@ --with-python2

This try ran make, but completely ignored the python stuff. From some research I have gathered that the --buildsystem flag tells debuild to ignore any makefiles in the directory, which obviously causes a problem in my case.

Another attempt was to modify the build dependency to first run make and then call the python build process that file looked like this

Attempt 3:
# -*- makefile -*-

dh $@
dh $@ --with-python2 --buildsystem=python_distutils
dh $@ --with-python2 --buildsystem=python_distutils

This appears to somewhat work as both processes do build, but a few of the python files are still not getting installed.

Is this the way I should be going about doing this? I've noticed that most python wrappers tend to package themselves individually and then make that package dependent on the library it is attempting to wrap.

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Mar 18, 2010

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Is there a way through which a context save (save contents of data segment of shared object) and a context load (load previously saved contents of data segment of shared object)operation can be performed on the shared object library. This way the context for each media stream can be saved and loaded before and after processing the "other" media stream respectively.

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But find command shows the following;

It seems the file libdb does exist. man dbopen displays man page for dbopen. I also tried to ln -s /usr/lib/libdb.a and /lib dir but all were in vain.

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Aug 30, 2010

Libraries have always been ambiguous to me. I would love to have a clear understanding of them. Here's what I know so far... Ok I know that libraries are a bunch of functions and definitions in C that binaries use. I also understand that static libraries are used by the binaries in /sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin and dynamically linked libraries are used by the binaries in /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin So why have statically linked and dynamically linked libraries? I know that dynamically linked libraries are used to save space. Otherwise each binary would need its own private copy of a library. So dynamically libraries are used to save space.

1. Where are the static libraries and the dynamically linked libraries located in the file structure?

2. Where does ldconfig fit into all of this?

3. Would a rootkit affect both statically and dynamically linked libraries? I would think yes unless the libraries only have read permissions.

4. If the above is true, is there any reason for your libraries to have write permission other than when you want to edit them?

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Jul 13, 2011

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Feb 18, 2010

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If I understood it correctly, is part of some gnome libs... where to find and how to install them?

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Feb 17, 2011

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Jul 13, 2011

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1) I've made a c shared library, header, and wrapper.
2) I've set the environment variable.
3) I'm having trouble creating an executable to test my .so with

I've also contacted MATLAB tech support, and they didn't help much. They said the wrapper (libatr2.c) is intended to be a template, and may not actually run my library unless eddited. Perhaps I should edit it to reference something called main? I'm not sure how to do that if that's the case.

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Jun 24, 2010

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I am able to build a shared library under solaris with
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I have tried to use the same command /usr/local/bin/g++ -g -o but I got some undefined references, even if those references are defined in one of the object files.

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