I'm putting this here instead of the 3rd party software forum, because I seem to have a more general problem. I'm trying to compile a software package that requires libtiff (Tesseract OCR, to be specific), and am having trouble figuring out how to link it with the libtiff library during the configure process.
I know libtiff is installed on the server, but after I couldn't get it to work I compiled it in my own directory.
This is the configure command I used (as advised on Groklaw):
And after that didn't work:
However, the output contains the lines:
I'm not even sure what the .a file does, but I know that it exists at the path shown in the output.
Can someone with more experience in compiling and installing give me some hints here?