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Re: [PATCH] neon.m4

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-03-11 02:24:41 CET

On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 04:06:55PM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 06:41:43PM -0500, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> >...
> > I don't feet stronly about this one way or the other (I mean hell,
> > it's just one little text file), but others seem to, and it doesn't
> > seem like we lose anything by just using -lneon, and we gain the
> > ability to be able to build when that file (for whatever reason) is
> > not installed.
> .la files provide further dependencies for the application. Thus, we *do*
> lose functionality by avoiding them.
> Instead, the patch should test for the .la. If it is present, then use it.
> Otherwise, set up a -L and -l pair for linking.

Actually, you don't need to special handle this. Libtool does it for
you. Passing -lneon to a libtool link line is all you need to do
(libtool will search for the .la itself).

(from libtool)

for searchdir in $newlib_search_path $lib_search_path $sys_lib_search_path $shlib_search_path; do
  # Search the libtool library
  if test -f "$lib"; then


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