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    Geany source installation error: “ file format not recognized; treating as linker script”

    10th August 2007

    Today I was looking for some simple but convenient source-code editor. I came across this post, and decided to try Geany. I’m using Slackware 11 at the moment, and as there were no packages available, I downloaded Geany source to compile and install.

    However, the ‘configure’ script failed. When trying to compile ‘conftest.c’ with gcc, the following error was produced: file format not recognized; treating as linker script

    (Note 1: in the error above, I removed all the paths which were prepended to the actual error message.)
    (Note 2: I suspect that this error is the result of incomplete/failed/erroneous update of glibc slackware package I attempted a while ago. Will have to fix that more properly than described below.)

    Here’s the solution which helped me to install Geany successfully:
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