-- checking for fink

David Fang fang at
Thu Mar 27 01:08:28 EDT 2008

 	The following excerpt of, checking for a hard-coded 
default path for fink is not recommended, and should be removed.

         AC_MSG_CHECKING([for fink])
         if test -d /sw; then
                 AC_MSG_RESULT([found, adding /sw to search paths])
                 CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -I/sw/include"
                 LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS -L/sw/lib"
                 AC_MSG_RESULT([not found])

Fink does not force users to use the default path, so checking for it 
would be a fallacy.  People who use multiple package managers or local 
trees in addition to fink might accidentally compile against unintended 
prefix/trees, so it would be best to leave it out.  We're patching it out 
of the fink package, so there is less reason to keep it around.



David Fang
Computer Systems Laboratory
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University
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