Re: [xml] Using libiconv

On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 10:16:50AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 10:48:40AM +0100, Brian Stafford wrote:
Hi folks,

When running configure on a system which provides iconv but also
has libiconv installed in /usr/local, linking fails complaining that
libiconv_open and related functions are not found.
This is because the configure script fails to notice that -liconv
is required in this circumstance.

The following patch fixes this

  So now I have 3 ways to try to fix this iconv library thingie: addresses a
minor nit with So, you
have :

I also think the patches address different problems.

I believe
is wrong for the following reasons (I have not tried it):
  1. Using AC_CHECK_LIB before AC_TRY_FUNC is just wrong. The
     fact that the library exists doesn't mean it should be used.
     Link with a library *only* if the function is not already
     found by linking with $LIBS (which AC_TRY_FUNC does).
  2. If you have both libiconv in /usr/lib and /usr/local/lib
     and you wish the one in /usr/local/lib to win, set
     LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib" before running configure.

albert chin (china thewrittenword com)

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