compile and install bugs on irix

Alexandre Oliva
Wed Jun 30 23:15:00 GMT 1999

On Jun 25, 1999, Jeffrey A Law <> wrote:

>   In message < >you write:
>> > I think we should avoid linking with -lz since it is not used:
>> The attached patch should take care of it.  Jeff, ok to install?

> No, because I reverted Gerald's patch so that we're no longer building
> in the "util" tree.  That should fix these problems, right?

Nope.  Gerald's patch would just enable the building of install-info,
which happened to be the only piece of software that *used* libz, but
not the only program that was *linked* with libz.  But *linking* with
libz was the problem, and `makeinfo' ended up unusable.  If we intend
to fix the problem, the patch should go in.  Of course, we could just
instruct IRIX 6.x (x<5) users to explicitly remove -lz from the
`makeinfo' link command, or to set LIBS=-lCsup, but it would be much
saner to simply stop checking for libz, given that now that
install-info is no longer built, libz is not used at all in the
texinfo tree.

Alexandre Oliva IC-Unicamp, Bra[sz]il
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