I think you're right and we should have some platform-specific
installation directions for certain systems. I have yet to see a test for
autoconf that would let the configure script set the LIBDIRS appropriately
for IRIX. :-(
On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Rzepa, Henry wrote:
> In the installation instructions for 3.1.6 , the preliminaries state
> Once the distribution has been extracted, change to the newly created directory.
> In this directory you will need execute the configure program:
> % ./configure
> It might be useful (e.g. for SGI users) to add a note that before doing this,
> Makefile.config.in should be edited appropriately. Thus for SGI,
> LIBDIRS= -L../htlib -L../htcommon -L../db/dist -L/usr/lib32
> This saves a lot of trouble later on (with n vs olib libraries. I noticed
> a posting to the developers list in 1999 which raised this issue, but it
> was never answered, at least to the list).
> Henry Rzepa.
> +44 (0870) 132 3747 (eFax) +44 0778 6268 220 (Mobile)
> http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/rzepa/ Dept. Chemistry, Imperial College, London, SW7 2AY, UK.
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