This seems to have the same effect as installing the openbabel package with the synaptic package manager. The install output did NOT indicate that the libxml package is installed, though the instructions indicate that most functionality will still be there without it.
The instructions indicate that you have to set theLD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to include the directory where the libopenbabel.so file is. I typed 'locate openbabel', and the only .so files were these:
On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 21:14 -0700, Seth Call wrote:
> http://openbabel.org/api/2.2.0/start.shtml ...
> installing the openbabel, libopenbabel3, and libopenbabel-dev
This is the important one, since it caontains the *.h header files.
> The instructions indicate that you have to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
That's only important after compiling, during runtime.
> above program still can't find the include libraries. I'm I missing
you need CXXFLAGS=-I/usr/include/openbabel-2.0/ to point
your compiler there. You could also use pkg-config
in you rMakefile environment:
pkg-config --libs openbabel-2.0
but I never used it myself, google might help you there.
P.S.: It might be a good idea to consult somebody with C/C++ experience,
or read some of the basics and tutorial, because I fear you'll stumble
upon more compile/link/runtime problems as you go.