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Re: LYNX-DEV Auto Configure

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Auto Configure
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 18:20:45 -0500 (EST)

> On Mon, 10 Mar 1997, Larry W. Virden, x2487 wrote:
> > There _is_ no ranlib on Solaris.  Or most other System V R4 systems.
> > 
> > Instead, replacing ranlib with either a touch, or a comment line, is
> > what one wants to do.
> Perhaps configure needs to know which systems *require* ranlib for
> the load phase to work, and do nothing for the others?
autoconf has a macro for ranlib (AC_PROG_RANLIB).  But unless we're
generating the lower-level makefiles (on my list), there's no point in
using it (passing those parameters down as in the present organization
is a bit too awkward).

Thomas E. Dickey
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