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Re: AC_CHECK_LIB - other libraries not shared

From: Peter Eisentraut
Subject: Re: AC_CHECK_LIB - other libraries not shared
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 19:59:24 +0200 (CEST)

Joe McAlerney writes:

> My question:  Is there a way to check for the existence of X without
> checking for unresolved symbols?  Libntp can be installed in an
> arbitrary location, so checking for it is probably not feasible.

Since the user is going to have a pretty hard time building your program
if your build process can't find a library, I don't think this is what you
ought to do.  Instead, check for libntp first (e.g., AC_CHECK_LIB), then
check for X normally.  If libntp isn't found, print an error message.

Peter Eisentraut   address@hidden

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