Subject: Re: problem in geography/shapelib/
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/17/2006 09:49:09
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 07:36:14PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I believe that geography/shapelib/ needs
>> 	BUILDLINK_INCDIRS.shapelib:=     include/libshp
>> added so that applications can find the #include file.  Am I correct?  Or
>> should applications that use it be patched to say #include<libshp/shaplfil.h>?
> If a program installs its header files in a subdirectory, it should
> be well-defined and packages using it should use #include <foo/bar.h>,
> or it should provide a pkg-config sniplet or config script that
> provides the appropriate C(PP)FLAGS.
> I don't think it's up to buildlink3 to fix this. (Though of course
> it can be used as a workaround.)

You can also just add

   CPPFLAGS+=  -I${BUILDLINK_PREFIX.shapelib}/include/libshp

to the Makefile of the package that uses shapelib in this way to avoid 
needing to patch anything.


	-- Johnny Lam <>