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Re: Order of arguments when calling the C compiler

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: Order of arguments when calling the C compiler
Date: 24 Jan 2001 13:40:15 -0200
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On Jan 24, 2001, Stephane Bortzmeyer <address@hidden> wrote:

> Because -L was put too late.

It should probably be in LDFLAGS, not LIBS.

> Indeed, the fault seems to be in acgeneral.m4, when defining AC_CHECK_LIB:

> LIBS="-l$1 $5 $LIBS"

> IMHO, it should be:

> LIBS="$LIBS -l$1 $5"

Nope.  First, you look for libraries that don't depend on any others.
Then, you test for libraries that depend on them.  Order matters, and
autoconf is doing The Right Thing (TM).

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