Getting at Libs.private from autoconf

David Evans David.Evans at
Thu Feb 12 03:20:48 PST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:21:39PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] David Evans 
> |   True,. although you already call pkg-config twice (for --cflags and
> | --libs).  Is --statiuc expeced to be expensive or is it just that it's
> | silly to call it evvery time if it's rarely used?
> The problem is it'll break if you don't have all the recursive
> dependencies installed, not the cost of calling pkg-config.

  Ahahh!  Fair enough, though if you're doing static linking and
you don't have the dependencies installed, you're in for pain anyway,
Still, there might be a nasty interaction with cross compiling.

David Evans                                     David.Evans at
Research Associate              
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

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