Building edbrowse on Debian

Geoff Shang geoff at
Sun Jul 1 19:17:41 UTC 2007

"Martin McCormick" <martin at> wrote:

>>ln -s `pwd`/ /usr/lib/
> that's where I chickened out because there is already a file by
> that mane. I had installed spidermonkey which is a Debian
> package when building elinks so it is really there already and I
> think that edbrowse found it since the first errors seem to be
> related to things that aren't as they should be according to
> what edbrowse is expecting. If I change the link, this will
> more than likely break elinks next time it runs.

The file is probably contained in a library package.

<goes and looks on a Debian system>

Ok, I don't have access to a new enough system to tell (hate not having my 
PC here), but you can find it by doing:

dpkg --search /usr/lib/

Whichever lib package it's in, it probably has an associated lib*-dev 
package.  If it's not installed, try installing it and seeing if you get any 
further with your compilation.

Failing that, you might want to try linking your lib to /usr/local/lib 
instead of /usr/lib and making sure that /usr/local/lib is in 
/etc/  This *shouldn't* break your other program, but you might 
have fun when you go to compile it next time.

good luck,

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