[Kaffe] problem with bad libgif link in CVS code

Alexandre Oliva oliva at dcc.unicamp.br
Wed Jan 27 09:04:24 PST 1999

On Jan 27, 1999, Godmar Back <gback at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

>  Even though there are switches to configure that allow a user
> to tell configure where to find certain libraries, I personally
> would like to see an exploration mechanism that would find libraries
> at places where they are frequently installed.

That would be /usr/lib and /usr/local/lib, which we already do.  The
point is that people install libraries in unusual places, especially
if they're not root and they're trying to get Kaffe to work. :-)

The difference between X and other libraries is that only a few users
install X by themselves, in non-standard locations, as non-root.

libjpeg, for example, is installed with prefix=/n/image/libjpeg in my
local system, so I always have to specify /n/image/libjpeg/lib as
library search path and /n/image/libjpeg/include as include path.
I doubt /n/image/libjpeg would ever fit in the list of common places
for libraries :-)

I've been trying to push options such as --with-includes and
--with-libraries into standards, but people that run GNU/Linux don't
usually miss these switches because everything ends up installed in
/usr or /usr/local :-(

Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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