ac_check_krb5 - comments requested

Buck Huppmann buckh at
Thu Oct 27 15:33:59 EDT 2005

On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 12:02:35PM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 06:56:54PM -0400, Tom Yu wrote:
> >
> >>(2) What should be done about runpaths?  (In MIT krb5, they are
> >>    currently emitted if the build system linked the krb5 binaries
> >>    with runpaths.)  Note that actually altering current behavior
> >>    might break some things, and requires altering krb5-config's
> >>    behavior in any case.
> >>
> >>(3) Related to (2), what should be done about differences between
> >>    compilers on the same platform?
> >
> >my apologies if this wrankles anybody's religious sensibilities, but
> >can you punt and tell consumers to use libtool?
> Does libtool address (3)?

short answer: i guess. i think a judicious AC_PROG_LIBTOOL() in the
consumers' should lard the appropriate gunk into her/his to capture that info at consumers' clients' package build
time, but at what toll on everyone's sanity, i can't say. to call this
``punting'' is to call the Louisiana Purchase a minor asset liquidation.
[yeah, no good metaphors today either]

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