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Re: pkg-config and static builds

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: pkg-config and static builds
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:28:20 +0100 (CET)

>> Indeed.  However, how is that related to my request of having a
>> separate set of linker flags for *static* linking?
> Before libtool could adequately address such a feature, it would
> need to be supported by autoconf and configure scripts based on
> autoconf.  If there are two sets of LDFLAGS then each set should be
> tested to make sure that it works.  Options from pkg-config normally
> feed configure scripts which deliver the final settings to Makefiles
> which build the software.  Libtool is subordinate to both autoconf
> and the makefile (perhaps based on Automake).
> Libtool itself is configured using a set of autoconf macros.

This probably explains why nothing has happened the last five years...

In other words, someone has to step forward, providing patches *at the
same time* for autoconf, automake, and libtool.  Then *maybe* there is
a chance that it gets incorporated.



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