SDL2_TTF on Ubuntu: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lSDL2_ttf

I’ve looked at several possible solutions to try to fix this, but I’m still having the following issue with drawing text with SDL_ttf and SDL2.

[email protected]:~/Documents/SDL/Font Demo/pt2$ make
g++ texttest.cpp -w -lSDL2 -lSDL2_ttf -LSDL2_image  -o texttest
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lSDL2_ttf
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:23: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 1

My Makefile is as follows:

OBJS = texttest.cpp

#CC specifies which compiler we're using
CC = g++

#COMPILER_FLAGS specifies the additional compilation options we're using
# -w suppresses all warnings

#LINKER_FLAGS specifies the libraries we're linking against
LINKER_FLAGS = -lSDL2 -lSDL2_ttf -LSDL2_image 

#OBJ_NAME specifies the name of our exectuable
OBJ_NAME = texttest

#This is the target that compiles our executable
all : $(OBJS)

Thanks in advance for any help.


I solved this by running

sudo apt-get install libsdl2-ttf-dev

where as previously I tried to fix it with

sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

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