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Re: libtool does not read LIBRARY_PATH

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: libtool does not read LIBRARY_PATH
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 19:14:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Bob Friesenhahn, le Mon 11 May 2009 11:55:19 -0500, a écrit :
> On Mon, 11 May 2009, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> >but the thing is: LIBRARY_PATH does contain libfoobar.a. Setting LDFLAGS
> >to "-L/where/libfoobar.a/is" makes the problem go away.  It looks like
> >libtool is not taking LIBRARY_PATH into account.  It should.
> I have never heard of LIBRARY_PATH before.

Err, it is even mentioned in libtool...

> What linker or operating system uses this convention?

Gcc, since ages.

> Why do you feel that libtool should support it?

Because that's a very easy way for a user to install libraries in his
home without cluttering LDFLAGS with -Ls (which might not be taken in
account by various Makefiles etc, while LIBRARY_PATH is always taken
into account by gcc).


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