[Kaffe] problem with bad libgif link in CVS code

John C. Hayward John.C.Hayward at wheaton.edu
Tue Jan 26 23:24:32 PST 1999

I'm having a similar problem (or so I think).  My jpeglib and headers
are in /usr/pkg/lib and /usr/pkg/include but I cannot see how to get
configure to detect them.

(Symptoms are that when I attempt to display an image of jpeg kind the
 system crashes with a null pointer exception.  Looking at the jpeg
 code in kaffe it seems that if the right defines are not set a null
 pointer is returned for getImage {at least that is a blearied eye view
 at the time}) 

Pointers on the best way to get configure to see includes and libraries
not in standard places will be appreciated.

... problems with configure ...
> I was hoping that the configure script could do it so I
> would not have to set the LDFLAGS varaible. This really seems
> like a problem with automake or gcc and not kaffe but I think
> lots of people are going to be bitten by this oh so strange bug.
> mo
> > Just add -R/usr/local/lib to LDFLAGS and you're done.  I'm not sure we 
> > should do this by default, though, because gcc won't accept -R on all
> > platforms, and configure won't use libtool (that accepts it) to
> > perform its tests :-(
> > 
> > -- 
> > Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
> > oliva@{dcc.unicamp.br,gnu.org,egcs.cygnus.com,samba.org}
> > Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil
> > 

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