arbitrary build can't find libs - right way to do this?

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Nov 20 16:44:33 PST 2007

--On November 20, 2007 5:12:46 PM -0700 Steve Franks 
<stevefranks at> wrote:

> On Nov 20, 2007 4:16 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> I'd love to (submit a port), but how do I make a port if I can't even
> get it to work the first time myself?
>     configure --includedir=/usr/local/include doesn't work;
>     export CPATH =/usr/local/include doesn't work;
>     export CPPFLAGS -l/usr/local/include doesn't work;
>     I've checked the permissions,
>     and I can see the file right there, but configure/gcc can't.  The
> developer swears something must be 'different' about freebsd because
> his gcc finds the same file in /usr/local/include.  Appears his system
> is gentoo...
Is his software possible expecting ELF branded binaries?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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