Subject: Re: The infamous hidden dependencies problem
To: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2001 17:38:24
On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
: I'm willing to do the majority of the work to implement this solution,
: but I'm hoping for some discussion on my theory of how to solve this
Have you thought about possibly using autoconf (on packages that use GNU
autoconf -- a huge number of them) to change the CHECK_LIB macro to default
to not finding a library unless --enable-libfoo is specified?
Then just run autoconf as a build dependency, specify explicit
--enable-libfoo switches, and voila, clean build.
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