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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][build]Lacks liblcms.a libpng.a and etc on Linux and recommend to add them to fetch-depends target
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:14:44 GMT
On Monday 09 October 2006 19:54 Oliver Deakin wrote:
> I see that you already said pretty much the same thing I did on another
> thread [1].
>
> IMHO we should make sure that if the fetch-depends target finds it
> cannot sym
> link to preinstalled system libraries, then the user is clearly informed
> so they have
> the choice to install them without having the archived file versions
> unpacked. So
> perhaps the fetch-depends step should still fail with a message saying
> something like
> "Could not resolve these dependencies, either build/install these
> packages manually
> or you can run this other target to have the archived versions unpacked
> into your
> dependency tree". (Hopefully a little clearer than that ;) )

This sounds very much like a configure script.

Check for installed libraries, fail if something is missing. I like it :)

On Linux however all libraries are present in distributions (I buy you a beer 
if you name a single Linux distribution which doesn't include necessary 
development packages, knoppix not counted). Only Windows distribution doesn't 
include them, so for convenience windows binaries may be cached for download 
on harmony site.

-- 
Gregory Shimansky, Intel Middleware Products Division

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