On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 08:38:08PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> pgsql-hackers(at)thewrittenword(dot)com writes:
> > 8. In configure:
> > a) It is evil to use a library if it exists:
> > (AC_CHECK_LIB(util,main))
> > It is far better to check for a function in the library.
> Amen to that, but unfortunately most of the information about which
> function was required from which library is lost in history. Btw., the
> proper solution to this is AC_SEARCH_LIBS, not what you wrote.
AC_SEARCH_LIBS is the correct solution providing you don't need the
feature of AC_CHECK_LIB that defines HAVE_LIB[LIBRARY] and adds
-l[lib] to LIBS.
albert chin (china(at)thewrittenword(dot)com)
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