[notmuch] Requires g++, and something else?

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Mon Nov 30 16:32:10 PST 2009

On Tue, 1 Dec 2009 00:01:16 +0000, Scot wrote:

> Friends,
> I'm a brand new joiner to notmuch ('course so is nearly everyone).
> I just tried compiling, and I see:
> 1.  g++ is also a 'dependency' though ./configure didn't catch it.
> 2.  I 'make' breaks with the following error:
> .....
>   CXX	lib/thread.o
>   AR	lib/notmuch.a
>   CXX	notmuch
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [notmuch] Error 1
> This is a just-now git clone on a Ubuntu 9.10 machine which doesn't
> happen to have too much dev stuff loaded.
> Feel free to ignore this if it's been reported or it's otherwise 'known'

This is because you will need the development package for zlib, package
name is "zlib1g-dev", once you have the devel packages listed in the
README file plus this one you shoule be able of building NotMuch

Good luck, and best regards,

Adrian Perez de Castro <aperez at igalia.com>
Igalia - Free Software Engineering
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