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Re: Announce: MPFR 2.2.1 is released

On 2006-12-02 11:41:48 -0800, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Anyway, the whole deal about gmp-config is that mpfr should be doing
> the equivalent of --with-gmp=`gmp-config --libdir` so that you
> *don't* have the /usr/local headers and the /usr binary.

Assuming a gmp-config program is provided, the user can do that (or
the package/port system if you prefer). Otherwise, if several GMP
versions are installed, how would MPFR know which gmp-config to take?
Using the default $PATH would be a non-standard behavior, IMHO. For
instance, I sometimes install particular GMP versions in particular
directories, that don't have a corresponding directory in $PATH.

Also, --with-xxx=<DIR> options are buggy by design, since as soon
as two such options are used, one of the directories will have the
precedence over the other one, for *any* library, and this makes
these options very confusing. Fortunately, MPFR has only one.

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