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    ./configure error


    I am trying to get linux to recognize my creative zen, and having all kinds of problems. I downloaded numerous programs and get getting dependency errors well the one i am working on now I'm trying to install libmtp i get this error

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    configure: error: I can't find the libusb libraries on your system. You
            may need to set the LDFLAGS environment variable to include the
            search path where you have libusb installed before running
            configure (e.g. setenv LDFLAGS=-/usr/local/lib
    now i know i have libusb installed but it wont recognize any usb devices i plug in like my usb stick. so can anybody tell me how to set the LDFLAGS variable?
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    I can't remember where libusb installs to in SuSE. Maybe check in /usr/lib? Once found, there should be a "configure" file in the folder where you are trying to configure the package from. Open it with your favourite text editor, and find the part where it refers to "setenv LDFLAGS=-/usr/local/lib" or something similar. Edit this to point where libusb actually is on your system, save, then try running configure again.

    EDIT: It might be easier to try installing libmtp from a SuSE rpm?

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    ok Dan I changed the LDFLAGS search path in the configure file like you suggested i am still getting the same error i copyed the whole thing this time to see if this would help
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    checking for usb_control_msg in -lusb... no
    configure: error: I can't find the libusb libraries on your system. You
            may need to set the LDFLAGS environment variable to include the
            search path where you have libusb installed before running
            configure (e.g. setenv LDFLAGS=-L//lib)
    I can't use a suse precompied rpm because i am not using suse right now i am using pclinuxos thanks man

    btw i did a
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    whereis libusb
    libusb: /lib
    so thats where i am assuming libusb is
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    Sorry, I didn't know you were running PCLinuxOS. There is an RPM for libusb for PCLinuxOS here. Not sure if it will work with your version though...
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    well i got libmtp and libusb installed via rpm's funny thing is none of my programs ie: kzenexplorer or gnomad2 will recognize the zen when its plugged in. funny thing is i restarted my computer, had the zen plugged in, ran amarok and amarok found it. no other programs would. only thing is, if i eject the zen and plug it back in amarok wont recognize it anymore the only way amarok will recognize it is if i log out then log back in. do you know why this maybe dan??
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