>>>> "Ed" == Ed Avis <Avis> writes:
Ed> Another bug caused by configure adding libraries to the
Ed> compiler command line when they do not exist (or at least, are
Ed> not in the linker path). This time the missing library is
Ed> libjpeg.so.62. The config.log is attached.
Ed> Suggested fix is to make configure check to see that a library
Ed> is available before trying to use it. If the header files can
Ed> be found but the library can't, configure could print a
There is no way to do this in general except to try. A system where
the header files can be found with the standard path, but the
libraries cannot, is broken IMO. In my queue, this is very low
priority (if I do invest time in this, I'm not going to leave it at
just the libraries that bug Ed Avis, I'm going to audit all 5400+
lines of configure.in for similar bugs ;-). Partial patches welcome,
I _suspect_ that this would more or less be automatically fixed by a
port of our configure script to autoconf 2.5x.
N.B. All our configure hackers are currently involved with day jobs;
my best guess on ETA for this is Real Soon Now.
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