Always add -L${prefix}/lib, -I${prefix}/include?

Paul Guyot pguyot at
Sat Mar 24 16:53:03 PDT 2007

On Mar 25, 2007, at 8:46 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Many ports have had to add -L{$prefix}/lib to the LDFLAGS and -I$ 
> {prefix}/include to the CFLAGS. Wouldn't it be much easier if the  
> MacPorts infrastructure would add that to the LDFLAGS and CFLAGS  
> generally for all ports? Could that hurt anything?
> I would think the same should apply to CPPFLAGS and/or CXXFLAGS,  
> not that I have yet understood why there are two variables for C++  
> code or what the difference is between them.

I am working on a new mechanism that would allow that (and also fix  
some issues with universal variant, the fact that most ports in  
MacPorts are compiled with -O0, etc.)


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