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Re: Does not find header files or libraries under /usr/local

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Does not find header files or libraries under /usr/local
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 09:12:02 +0200
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Often, `configure' scripts provide a `--with-PACKAGE-prefix' option (or
>> `--with-PACKAGE-includes', or `--with-PACKAGE-libs') so that one can
>> specify where to look fo a particular package.
> Though that's contrary to the gnu standards.  Getting a path from
> somewhere is fine, even good, but --with is not the place for it.

Interesting, I'd have thought this was the "Right Way".  ;-) From a user
viewpoint, I find it very convenient, and sometimes even indispensable
(e.g., when one has several versions of a tool available and wants to
build against a specific version).


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