pkg-config (Re: Linux binary compatibility)

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Sun Feb 29 00:04:09 EET 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 15:50, David Faure wrote:

> BTW, the -l libs should be separate from the -L flags.
> In standard use of automake, the first ones go to LIBADD or LDADD, while the 
> second one goes to LDFLAGS.
> Slightly different issue, but also one that makes people write lots of sed'ing
> over pkg-config's output.

A random quote from the automake docs:

>   `PROG_LDADD' is inappropriate for passing program-specific linker
> flags (except for `-l', `-L', `-dlopen' and `-dlpreopen').  So, use
> the `PROG_LDFLAGS' variable for this purpose.

I know of no of no harm from having -L in LDADD/LIBADD.


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