Subject: Re: when should mk/ be used? and chat/gaim
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/15/2005 08:30:09
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> The problem with the tests in gaim is that they don't check for libdl
> specifically.  They check for other libraries and assume that -ldl is
> a dependency for them, so they pass this flag to the linker too.
> So, what happens?  As libdl does not exist, the test fails, and those
> libraries (silc, nspr) are not detected.
> That -ldl in their scripts should be changed by a variable that expands
> to nothing or to -ldl when appropriate.

I filed a bug report at the gaim project (at sourceforge) about this a 
couple days ago.

  Jeremy C. Reed

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