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Re: libwww-config

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:47:43 -0500
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <36544BAF.60210A58@w3.org>
To: Soeren Sandmann <sandmann@daimi.au.dk>

Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> Gtk-config (and glib-config) is a small script that you can call with
> options --libs and --cflags. It is installed when gtk is installed

I asked about it on the GNU automake list and got this reply:

> > Somebody told me about gtk-config (part of gtk [2]) which you probably know
> > all about. To me, it sounds like a neat idea to have automake generate such
> > a script for installed libraries to make them easier to use.
> 
> gtk-config cannot take care of all the involved issues, because,
> AFAIK, it will only print command line flags.  Some systems require
> environment variables to be defined in order to properly hard-code
> library paths and such, so, IMO, libtool should be used to link
> programs with libtool-generated libraries.
> 
> Unfortunately, someone has recently told me that libtool wouldn't
> handle already-installed libraries as I expected, so I'm willing to
> take some time to properly implement this feature within libtool.  I
> hope release 1.3 will be able to do that.
> 
> -- 
> Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
> oliva@{dcc.unicamp.br,gnu.org,egcs.cygnus.com,samba.org.au}
> Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

As libwww already uses libtool, I think we have a solution coming along.

Henrik
Received on Thursday, 19 November 1998 11:47:52 EST

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