Subject: Re: The infamous hidden dependencies problem
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2001 18:53:17
[ On Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 17:38:24 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: The infamous hidden dependencies problem
> 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.
Hmmm... that's a very good idea too -- it kills two birds with one stone! :-)
Greg A. Woods
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