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Re: new module 'iconv_open'

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: new module 'iconv_open'
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 21:57:57 -0700
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> What do you gain by knowing this at configure time, rather than at "make"
> time, a little later? To proceed with the build, you need to install gperf
> anyway.

In PSPP, we've been trying to display all the missing
prerequisite libraries together at the end of a single configure
run, instead of just failing the configure run after finding the
first missing prerequisite library.  It would be a natural
extension to apply this to helper tools such as gperf.
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