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Re: Circular dependencies and test programs

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Circular dependencies and test programs
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 17:43:40 -0700
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"Michael B Allen" <address@hidden> writes:

> But here's the problem: liba uses libtool / automake and builds a
> number of test programs not just by configure but by liba's test suite
> and the linker *does* try to resolve depenencies in that case.
> Meaning, if I try to build an executable with liba it says it needs
> libb but libb needs liba.
> So what do I do?
> Is there a way to tell configure "don't build executables"?

If the test programs are listed on check_PROGRAMS, instead of on
some other target, then they will be built only for "make check",
not for "make all" or "make install".
Ben Pfaff

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