I am trying to build an executable using the USB static library which in turn needs the UDEV static library. I have the libusb-1.0.a file but cannot locate the libudev.a file for linking. I have searched the forums for an answer to this but there does not seem be any responses. This includes a post to this forum at:

Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

Any help is appreciated.

  • 7 months old, but I still wanted to give it a try since "libudev.a" is missing from 14.04 distribution. I really want to skip building one locally via systemd repo if there is an alternative from Ubuntu side. Jul 26, 2015 at 20:54

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Apparently there isn't. None of the Ubuntu nor Debian packages found online make a mention of libudev.a at all. Only the shared library's available.

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