Re: Compile/configure question.


Subject: Re: Compile/configure question.
From: Mathias Meisfjordskar (mathias dot meisfjordskar at usit dot uio dot no)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 03:58:09 EST


[ Lawrence Greenfield ]

> Why are these included? Why not just append a "To include
> /usr/local/foo when compiling, set {CPP|LD}FLAGS before running
> 'configure'." or something to docs. The CMU_ADD_LIBPATH line
> above has caused me a lot of extra work.
>
> Because a long time ago Cyrus IMAP was distributed without adding
> /usr/local to stuff and the developers got lots of questions about
> why stuff in /usr/local wasn't found.
>
> They decided to add /usr/local and it's been that way ever since.

Hmm. That's fixing the wrong problem if you ask me. Because of this
builds break. Why not print "If libs in /usr/local are ignored, do
this: ..." on both the web-site and in the docs in the package, and
then fix the code. As it is now, this looks like a bug.

Am I the only one who doesn't like this?

-- 
Mathias Meisfjordskar
GNU/Linux addict.

"If it works; HIT IT AGAIN!"







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