I am trying to use the GNU general scientific library (GSL). I am using Linux (Fedora 7). I have the library tucked away in /usr/local/lib directory. The library is 'libgsl.la' What key strokes do I use from the command line to convert the library to 'so' format. I assume one uses libtool, but I keep messing up in some fashion.
Then once that is done and say I wish to run a program 'math_prob.cpp' what are the keystrokes from the command line to first create the .o file and then the keystrokes to execute the o file such that the gsl library is linked?
The GSL is written in c My standalone code is in C++ (use G++).
So, I need help on what might be very elementary.