Bugs item #5972, was opened at 2006-09-30 02:18
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Category: Core
Group: 1.8.5
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Richard Graham (rickhg12hs)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: No configure option for non-standard library locations (e.g., TCL/TK)

Initial Comment:
If system libraries are installed in a non-standard directory, and out of the control of the Ruby builder/installer, there is no good way to specify the location of the header/lib files with "configure".  Specifying additional CFLAGS, etc., is overkill since the non-standard locations need only be known at the time of building the specific library.

For example, if TCL/TK is installed in /usr/local/GNU/TCL, it would be nice to be able to assign that to a configure option (something like "--with-tcl-dir=/usr/local/GNU/TCL", or if necessary, "--with-tcl-header=/usr/local/GNU/TCL/header", or "--with-tcl-lib=/usr/local/GNU/TCL/lib").  These configure options should then be used by the TCL/TK extconf.rb (or some other way).

In any case, it would be nice to be able to specify everything necessary on the command line with configure.


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