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Re: checking for liboctave

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: checking for liboctave
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:00:16 -0400

On 2 November 2012 11:54, c. <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm writing a standalone application that (optinally) links to liboctave and
> I'd like to write an autoconf test to determine automatically if it is 
> present.
> Has anyone done something like that before? Does anyone have suggestions?
> My first idea would be to check for "mkoctfile" with AC_CHECK_PROG then try 
> to compile a
> simple program whith the calls to liboctave I need, is that the correct way 
> to go?

You can probably get away with AC_CHECK_HEADER([octave/oct.h]) and
compiling and linking a trimmed-down from the examples/
directory in the source distribution.

- Jordi G. H.

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