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From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: FOO_LIBS
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:52:43 +0100

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've got a situation where I want to track specific libraries that are
> needed for building specific programs.  Sometimes this is for things
> like openssl and sometimes it's network stuf or thread stuff, where I
> know which programs need it and which ones don't.
> Originally I let configure put all of the libraries in the LIBS
> variable, but I got a lot of pushback from folks with embedded systems
> and similar targets where the extra libraries were taking up too much
> space.
> So I started putting specific libraries in different variables so I
> could control when they get linked to an executable.
Could you use a "--with" flag using AC_ARG_WITH and run AC_CHECK_LIB
only if the library was enabled?

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