Subject: autoconf, X_LIBS, -R, ELF and you
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/27/1999 02:51:47
When linking with X libraries, we need to -R the X library directory
in addition to -Ling it.  autoconf generates code to do this, but only
runs that code on Solaris.

Rather than fixing that, many of our pkgs simply patch to
add the -R option.  This is poor.  The proper answer is to add NetBSD
to the autoconf test in our autoconf pkg, and use patches that update
the generated configure scripts in the relevant pkgs instead.