no more gif problem + nice surprise

Maksim Lin maksim at
Mon Apr 19 22:26:27 PDT 1999

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Apr 18, 1999, Maksim Lin <maksim at> wrote:
> > Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> >> Kaffe's configure script looks for both libgif and libungif, and links
> >> with both of them.  I'm not sure this is right, though; we should
> >> probably not look for one of them if we find the other.  But I don't
> >> know which one is to be preferred, does anybody?
> > No I meant both versions 3 & 4 of _only_ libungif, here's what I mean:
> The problem is that
> /usr/lib/ -> -> ->

Doah ! (me smacks head!) of course thats it.  You're exactly right.


> The SONAME (i.e., the name will look for) of is
>, and Kaffe *will* link with -lgif even if it does not
> meet its needs.  We should probably drop the search for libgif from
>, and search for some libungif function that's *not*
> available in version 3, so that we don't use -lungif unless we know
> it's the appropriate version.  Then we'll be able to drop the
> header-file-check hack, which we can't always trust anyway.  If
> there's no new function in, we could perform the
> header-file check and, only if it succeeds, look for libungif.
> --
> Alexandre Oliva IC-Unicamp, Brasil
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