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Since r2814 (March 2009) GiBUU depends on libbz2 for reading compressed bz2 files. This is a standard library, and may already be present on your system. If it is not, you have the following options:

  • The most convenient way is to install the libbz2 packages (usually 'libbz2' and 'libbz2-devel' or similar) via your Linux distribution's package management tool (which requires root access or a friendly admin).
  • If you don't have root access, your admin is not friendly or your OS is not Linux, you may instead get the bzip2 sources from and compile it yourself. libbz2.a must be put someplace where the compiler can find it (e.g. in /usr/lib, /usr/lib64, /usr/local/lib, /usr/local/lib64 or GiBUU/workingCode/objects/LIB/lib).

This should usually be sufficient for compiling GiBUU. However, in the case that you want to compile a 32-bit GiBUU binary on a 64-bit system, you may get errors like:

ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib64/libbz2.a when searching for -lbz2
ld: cannot find -lbz2 

If this happens, you need to build a 32-bit version of libbz2.a in addition to the 64-bit version that comes with your system. This requires the following steps:

  1. Get the the bzip2 sources from and unpack them somewhere.
  2. In the bzip2 Makefile add "-m32" to CFLAGS (which tells the compiler to generate 32-bit code).
  3. Type 'make' to build the library.
  4. Copy the just built libbz2.a to /usr/lib or GiBUU/workingCode/objects/LIB/lib.

Two have both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of libbz2.a installed on your system permanently, you can e.g. put one of them into /usr/lib and the other one in /usr/lib64.

For the GiBUU developers, who work with the 'workingCode' sources via svn, it is also possible to get proper bz2 libraries via:

  • "make buildBZIP2" (64-bit version)
  • "make buildBZIP2_32" (32-bit version)

This automates the above steps, but is not available in GiBUU's open source releases, since they don't include the bz2 sources.

Last modified 2 years ago Last modified on Apr 4, 2016, 12:39:33 PM