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Re: Should we encourage --disable-shared?

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-09-16 20:12:37 CEST

Quoting Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net>:

> Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin@pilch-bisson.net> writes:
> > Sander and I were discussing this on IRC today, and came to the conclusion
> > that we should probably stop encouraging people to use --disable-shared.
> >
> > The only real reason for it is to make setting breakpoints (a little bit)
> > easier. Hopefully, by this time most of our users won't have to actually
> gdb
> > into the svn client.
> Hmmm, also "make check" can't be run before "make install" without
> --disable-shared, right?

Actually with the libtool we require, it should be possible to use the in tree
versions, as long as you don't have LD_LIBRARY_PATH set to your installed libs
(which would give them preference over the in tree ones).

> Not sure this is a showstopper, just wanted to point it out. I'm
> still okay with the change, as long as the instructions also point out
> the deal with "make check".
> > Anyway, Sander said he could take care of it, but had to go away, so this
> is
> > mostly just a reminder for him :)
> Thanks Sander :-).

Kevin Pilch-Bisson
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Received on Mon Sep 16 20:13:12 2002

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