How can I correctly reference the GNL readline library to analyze the terminal input?


I am attempting to compile C code that utilizes the following within GNU readline.

#include <readline/readline.h>;
#include <readline/history.h>;

I've tried changing the <> to "" and compiling both with and without the -lreadline options. Nothing seems to work. When compiling without -lreadline under gcc results in the following being generated while compiling (verbose):

Reading specs from /software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.4.6/configure --prefix=/software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg --disable-dependency-tracking --localstatedir=/var --disable-nls --program-suffix=34 --enable-shared --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.6
 /software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/libexec/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/cc1 -quiet -v myshell.c -quiet -dumpbase myshell.c -auxbase myshell -version -o /var/tmp//ccVSq3jQ.s
ignoring nonexistent directory "/software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/../../../../i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/include"
#include "..." search starts here:
#include <...> search starts here:
End of search list.
GNU C version 3.4.6 (i386-unknown-freebsd6.1)
        compiled by GNU C version 3.4.6.
GGC heuristics: --param ggc-min-expand=99 --param ggc-min-heapsize=129976
 as -o /var/tmp//ccl1Jaqk.o /var/tmp//ccVSq3jQ.s
 /software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/libexec/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/collect2 -V -dynamic-linker /libexec/ -L/software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1 -o a /usr/lib/crt1.o /usr/lib/crti.o /software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/crtbegin.o -L/software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6 -L/software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/../../.. /var/tmp//ccl1Jaqk.o -lreadline -lgcc -lgcc_eh -lc -lgcc -lgcc_eh /software/gcc-3.4.6-0/pkg/lib/gcc/i386-unknown-freebsd6.1/3.4.6/crtend.o /usr/lib/crtn.o
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lreadline
GNU ld version 2.15 [FreeBSD] 2004-05-23
  Supported emulations:
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This is the output when compiling without the -lreadline option.

/var/tmp//ccNnucSC.o(.text+0x4f): In function `main':
: undefined reference to `readline'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

I have been unable to resolve this error up to this point. What am I missing in either my code or while invoking gcc?

While compiling under UNIX I found the following is necessary to properly reference the GNU readline library:

gcc code.c -L/usr/local/lib -I/usr/local/include -lreadline

This ensures that the compiler finds the readline directories and files during compilation and linking.