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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH does not supersede /usr/lib for AC_CHECK_LIB ?

From: Stan Guillory
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH does not supersede /usr/lib for AC_CHECK_LIB ?
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:13:32 -0500

Actually, on Solaris at least, LD_LIBRARY_PATH *is* used to find shared 
libraries to link against. It's been
something we have particularly had to guard against, since some older versions 
of thirdparty libraries we
use have been installed in /usr/lib and it has corrupted our builds. In fact, 
supercede the paths specified with -L flags.


>>> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> 8/19/2004 10:03:24 AM >>>
Stephan A Suerken <address@hidden> writes:

> Afaik, LD_LIBRARY_PATHs, if set, should have precedence over standard
> paths.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH has no significance to the linker for finding the
libraries to be linked in.

This has nothing to do with autoconf anyway.  If you need to add special
directories for finding libraries pass "LDFLAGS=-L/your/special/dir" to
the configure script.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden 
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