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I am attempting to compile a program with g77 and I keep getting the following error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

I saw on another forum that this is related to libgcc, when looking for libgcc I get

>find /usr/ -name libgcc*

/usr/share/doc/libgcc1
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/libgcc1
/usr/lib/libgccpp.so.1.0.3
/usr/lib/libgccpp.so.1
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/libgcc_s.so
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/libgcc_eh.a
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/libgcc.a
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/libgcc_s_32.so
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/libgcc_s.so
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/libgcc_eh.a
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/32/libgcc_s_32.so
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/32/libgcc_s.so
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/32/libgcc_eh.a
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/32/libgcc.a
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6/libgcc.a
/usr/lib/ure/lib/libgcc3_uno.so
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I've tried exporting the path to /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/3.4.6, /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6, and /usr/lib, but no luck. Any ideas? –  Biz Sep 16 '13 at 20:00
    
Try sudo apt-get install ia32-libs –  Mitch Sep 17 '13 at 5:42
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This is because although libgcc is present, it may not be not in the paths known to ldconfig. Check this by doing

sudo /sbin/ldconfig -p | grep libgcc

Does the output show that the is link to libgcc corresponds to paths that you have listed above?

A work around for you may be to add the link to the relevant library to your compile command e.g.

g++ program.cpp -L /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/

Another may be to create a symbolic link to the library yourself.

 ln -s /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/libgcc_s.so /usr/lib/gcc/libgcc_s.so
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In response to 'sudo /sbin/ldconfig -p | grep libgcc' I got ' libgccpp.so.1 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/libgccpp.so.1 libgcc_s.so.1 (libc6,x86-64) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1'. Tried with those paths, but no luck. tried with symbolic link but no luck with that either. –  Biz Sep 16 '13 at 23:41
    
Also, I'm using g77 to compile –  Biz Sep 17 '13 at 2:58
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