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Re: use of libtool for linking executables - rpath problem

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: use of libtool for linking executables - rpath problem
Date: 20 Nov 2001 01:28:24 -0800
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Lars J Aas <address@hidden> writes:

> There are always exceptions.  A bunch of projects I am a developer on
> uses the MS Visual C++ compiler when building on Cygwin platforms.
> Would you be surprised to know that VC++ does *not* search Cygwins
> /usr/include for headers by default? :)

This sort of thing is why autoconf and friends support setting CPPFLAGS
and LDFLAGS in the environment.  :)  I think it's unreleastic to try to
take into account every bizarre combination of compilers and run-time;
including -I/usr/include can completely break things and including
-L/usr/lib makes it almost impossible to use locally-installed versions of
vendor libraries, so they both cause significant enough problems that I
think it's worth asking the people with odd compilers to set the
appropriate environment variables themselves if the compiler they're using
really needs to be told about those directories.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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