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Date:      Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:01:16 -0700
From:      James Colannino <>
Subject:   Re: Autotools, libraries and man pages: oh my!
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On 11/01/12 21:44, James Colannino wrote:
> [...]I'm able to use autotools on FreeBSD to
> generate configure and, and can use gmake to compile and
> install it.
> Unfortunately, the man pages are installed to /usr/local/share/man
> instead of to /usr/local/man, which I thought the tools would've taken
> care of.  Also, even though I see my library was successfully compiled
> and installed to /usr/local/lib, when I try to compile a program with
> gcc source.c -ldstring, I get:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldstring

Update: I can compile against my dstring library by using the following
gcc source.c -L/usr/local/lib -ldstring.  I guess it didn't know to
search /usr/local/lib.  Still having trouble figuring out how to install
the man pages properly, though :(


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