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Re: usage of config.rpath

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: usage of config.rpath
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:07:28 -0600
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On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 11:24:19PM +0100, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> the opensc project ( uses libtool and libltdl in one of
> its libraries "openct".
> During the configure stage (running on NetBSD) I saw this
>   checking for shared library run path origin... /bin/sh: Can't open 
> ./config.rpath
>   done
>   checking how to link with libltdl... -lltdl
>   checking ltdl.h usability... yes
>   checking ltdl.h presence... yes
>   checking for ltdl.h... yes
> The file config.rpath is not included in the archive so it cannot be
> found.
> I asked on the opensc mailing list about this behaviour but nobody
> really knew whether this is correct or not with respect to
> libtool/libltdl. It seems to work on Linux, Solaris and *BSD, so it
> cannot be a critical error but I still wonder...
> Openct uses a macro call AC_LIB_LINKFLAGS(ltdl) in its
> which in turn uses AC_LIB_RPATH, both defined in acinclude.m4. As far as
> I understand it, those macros are used in order to determine the flags to
> correctly link with libltdl, even one platforms with exotic requirements
> (eg, AIX).
> Other packages I looked at (graphviz and kaffe) either have an empty
> file (graphviz) or provide a script config.rpath with their software.
> The latter seems to come from the gettext package.
> Should the opensc software ship a file config.rpath if they use those
> macros mentioned above? Where is the definite source for config.rpath?
> From searches on the web it is not clear to me which project is
> responsible for all this (libtool, autoconf, gettext, ?).

config.rpath is from the GNU gettext project.

And yes, any package using GNU gettext should ship with config.rpath.

albert chin (address@hidden)

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