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Re: Why configure script says to link this library with LIBADDinstead of
Steve M. Robbins
Re: Why configure script says to link this library with LIBADDinstead of LDADD?
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 08:16:45 -0400
On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 07:30:37AM -0400, Dale E Martin wrote:
> > Try either of these instead:
> > myprogram_LDADD = ../lib/libmynoinstlib.a
> > Or:
> > myprogram_LDADD = $(top_builddir)/lib/libmynoinstlib.a
> I would HIGHLY recommend the second form here, and I'd also highly
> recommend refering to source files using $(top_srcdir)/path/to/source.
> Someday you or someone wanting to use your software will want to use VPATH
> builds and if you use the second style above, it should be possible.
Certainly you need to use $(top_srcdir) to support VPATH.
But the two _LDADD lines above are equivalent, because top_builddir
will be set to ".." !
The rule is: you can always refer to stuff in the build directory with
relative paths (../blah/whatever), but you need $(srcdir) or
$(top_srcdir) to get to stuff in the source directory.