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

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Mar 24 21:20:23 PDT 2007

On Mar 24, 2007, at 19:02, Elias Pipping wrote:

> On Mar 25, 2007, at 12:46 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.
> CPPFLAGS are for the preprocessor, they're unrelated to C++

*That* is of course very interesting. I feel very silly for not  
knowing that. Thank you for clarifying.

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