First off, everyone can call me Greg.
As for the '_tolower' call, I think it can be converted to just
'tolower'. I would have to look closer, but I do not forsee a problem.
This is the first time I have ever seen bootstrap. If we could, I would
like to try to get rid of it. Autoconf should be able to handle looking
for the libs. At least it does when you compile some of the big
packages (Gnome, KDE, etc...)
I do not know autoconf, but have been meaning to learn it. Now is as
good a time as any.
Giuseppe Zompatori wrote:
>Gregory T Pelle wrote:
>>Configure needs to check for the tiff libraries and includes. For
>>example, in FreeBSD, the tiffio.h include is kept in /usr/local/include.
>> The library is included in /usr/local/lib.
>>Configure also needs to check for the libargparse library also.
>>Both libraries could be kept in non-standard places and configure needs
>>to take this into account.
>I come across the same problem when I build under FreeBSD(the same goes for
>K-3D), the problem is most libraries that are needed are under /usr/lib under
>Linux, reside under /usr/local/lib for FreeBSD.
>As you I don't see any other solution then let autoconf look where those
>libraries are located, hower keep in mind that the autoconfiscation isn't yet
>perfect, Timothy Shead mostly made the actual implementation so if you know
>how to check for those libs paths via autoconf then your help will be
>>Also, I have never seen a script like 'bootstrap' before in a tar ball.
>> Why do the users need to run bootstrap? Making them run bootstrap
>>requires them to have autoconf, automake, etc... which they might not
>>have if all they want to do is compile applications. The configure
>>script should be all that they need.
>>Maybe I am wrong and there a good reasons for the above. I just have
>>never seen it before.
>>I do not want to step on somebodys toes by going and making changes
>>(being the new guy).
>Bootstrap is in many packages afaik, and more than that it is pretty easy to
>see it in CVS repositories.
>BTW Paul I haven't been submitting my patch to build under FreeBSD because of
>those issues and because I wasn't completely sure about the hack I made to
>fncvt, and I didn't know wheter to ask you to remove the call to this
>function and substitute it with an ansi replacement would have been ok.
>I see Greg has overcomed this which is fine.
>I guess my patch isn't needed any longer.
>The only other changes I have made is change the "_tolower" function to a
>"__tolower"(Gregory is this change needed because of the *BSD dynamic libs
>implementation?) in a file in the render dir to get it to compile.
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