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I moved from Archlinux to Kubuntu 12.04 yesterday.

I compiled buildroot 2012.08 on Archlinux without any problem. Though on Kubuntu libcrypt seems to be broken. sysvinit can't find it anywhere. glibc-dev and all dependencies are installed.

How do I link to libcrypt? Or, which package containts that library?

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bc-gcc   sulogin.o    -o sulogin
sulogin.o: In function `main':
sulogin.c:(.text+0x49d): undefined reference to `crypt'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
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undefined reference to 'crypt' is a linker error.

Try linking with -lcrypt : gcc ....-lcrypt

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No. It tries to link, but can't. Configuration script changes linkage options. Specifically buildroot sets variable LCRYPT="-lcrypt" –  sorush-r Sep 28 '12 at 9:57

Try adding '-lcrypt' after any objects used in linking; I've had a couple of instances where gcc would complain about crypt if -lcrypt wasn't near the end of the link list.

In other words, try something like:

gcc -D FOO -D BAR -W -Wall -pedantic -O2 foo.o bar.o -lnsl -lcrypt -o baz

as opposed to

gcc -D FOO -D BAR -W -Wall -pedantic -O2 -lnsl -lcrypt foo.o baz.o -o baz
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