How to install a software relying on taglib on a linux OS with out taglib?

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Mon Aug 23 02:28:58 CEST 2010

On Aug 22, 2010, at 9:40 AM, Glenn McCord wrote:
> You can create a static library of taglib, and make sure your
> application is linking against that, instead of a dynamic/shared
> version of taglib which you probably have inside /usr/local/lib. This
> will build the library into your application. When you compile taglib,
> confligure will have some options for ensuring a static lib is built.
> (--enabled-static)
> Alternatively you can link against a dynamic/shared version of taglib
> and provide it alongside your application for when it is run on a
> different machine.

You shouldn't actually need to do either of those:  taglib is packaged  
for virtually every linux distribution, so you'd just need to set  
taglib as a dependancy in the deb / rpm / ebuild / whatever of your  


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