Re: why is gtk install so difficult?
- From: Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com>
- To: Russell Shaw <rjshaw iprimus com au>
- Cc: gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: why is gtk install so difficult?
- Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 22:07:54 -0400
>I don't recall the specific error, but to test that libraries work,
>an autoconf macro can compile and run a small program using a specific
>library to see if it works. Autoconf macros can be specific to each
>platform and/or test for all known implementations of ld to get a
that assumes that the problem shows itself in a simple test
case. there are linker/library incompatibilities that will not reveal
themselves unless a program does specific things to reveal them.
and besides, what would your proposal result in? configure would say:
"installed linker (ld.so vN.n) and the installed version of
libfoo (vM.m) are not compatible"
and a new message would sally forth to gtk-list with the subject "why
is gtk install so difficult?"
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