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Re: Package priorities and dependencies.

Dale Scheetz wrote:

>> >	at	depends on	libelf0		priority: optional
>> This dependency isn't needed... hmm...
>> For some reason, the configure script created by autoconf always
>> looks for -lelf and, if it can find it, adds it to the list of
>> searched libraries.
>Probably because the author considered that this would make a better at.

No, he didn't (and since I'm the upstream author myself, I guess I
can be fairly sure here :-)

>It gets configured somewhere. Autoconf didn't come up with that on its

I sure didn't write it into the configure.in file.  Hmm... judging from
the generated configure, this seems to be an artifact introduced by the
check for the getloadavg function:

ac_have_func=no # yes means we've found a way to get the load average.

# Some systems with -lutil have (and need) -lkvm as well, some do not.
# On Solaris, -lkvm requires nlist from -lelf, so check that first
# to get the right answer into the cache.

I'll file a bug against autoconf when I have investigated
this a bit more.
Thomas Koenig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.

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