Re: [xml] Using libiconv

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 09:33:02PM +0200, Tomasz K³oczko wrote:
On Tue, 3 Jul 2001 xml thewrittenword com wrote:
Sorry but this kind modyfication it is plain/big step back.
Instead patching use natural autoconf abilities and run
configure by:

$ CFLAGS="-I<iconv_prefix>/include" LDFLAGS="-L<iconv_prefix>/lib" ./configure

It won't work because you're using GNU libiconv with the system
iconv.h. They are incompatible. The only way to properly check for
-liconv is to AC_TRY_LINK and include iconv.h. You cannot do this with
AC_CHECK_LIB. Brian Stafford was right about this.

Forgive me what is the sens using libiconv when you have iconv in glibc ?
If someone have system with iconv in libc and additionaly have header
files for libiconv this rather slightly not correct situacion and from    
ths poin of view we can say "it is your private busines but this isn't
correct" :)

What about Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, AIX, Tru64 UNIX? What if your iconv
is more robust on one platform than another? What if you want the
*same* functionality across all platforms?

Link with libc with build in iconv and with libiconv probably will make
symbol clashes and can produce unuseable binaries when you first build
some applications using libxml configured for using iconv from libc and
after this rebuild and install libxml linked with libiconv (?). Of course 
static linking also can produce correct binaries.

The <iconv.h> from libiconv should fix name clashes.

albert chin (china thewrittenword com)

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