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Re: Per-Object Flags for Autotool C++ library?

From: Nick Bowler
Subject: Re: Per-Object Flags for Autotool C++ library?
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2017 17:00:59 -0400

On 11/4/17, Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 3:56 PM, Nick Bowler <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> EXTRA_libcryptopp_la_DEPENDENCIES listing the objects worked for Linux
>>> and OS X, but not Solaris. For Solaris I needed to drop the leading
>>> `EXTRA`, and use just `libcryptopp_la_DEPENDENCIES`.
>> Is that just because you happen to be running an antique version of
>> Automake on the Solaris machine?
> Well, I'm not sure. Is this considered old:
>     $ automake --version
>     automake (GNU automake) 1.11.2

Well, it's coming up on its 6th birthday :)

> One of our driving principles is "things just work". We don't want
> library users inconvenienced or installing extra software. They should
> be able to sit down at their computer, run configure, and everything
> should work as expected.
> If something does not work as expected then it becomes our problem.
> We are expected to find workarounds so library users are not
> inconvenienced.

Library users shouldn't be running Automake at all, because when you
distribute a package all of the generated files are included (and do
not depend on Automake).

e.g., if you create your package with the latest versions then it
should "just work" on Solaris.


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