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RE: Curl Configuration Weirdness for libz.a

From: Randall via curl-library <>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 18:52:37 -0400

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023 5:56 PM, Dan Fandrich wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 30, 2023 at 05:03:34PM -0400, wrote:
>> Actually, there is no libtool on the platform, so upgrading will be
>> difficult. No LIB, INCLUDES, or other compile-related environment variables.
>Then it will be using the built-in libtool, which should be fairly recent. But, if there
>are NonStop-specific changes that aren't upstream, you won't get them.
>I think this is unlikely to be the issue here, though.
>> For the OpenSSL 3.0 build:
>> -WIEEE_float -I/usr/coreutils/include -I/usr/local-ssl3.0/openssl/include"
>> LDFLAGS="/usr/coreutils/lib/libz.a -L/usr/coreutils/lib
>> -L/usr/local-ssl3.0/lib" ./configure --prefix=/usr/local-ssl3.0
>> --with-ssl=/usr/local-ssl3.0
>> --with-ca-path=/usr/local-ssl3.0/ssl/certs
>> --disable-pthreads --disable-threaded-resolver --enable-ipv6
>> --with-zlib=/usr/coreutils/lib/libz.a
>--with-zlib doesn't work this way. It's intended to receive the path to a zlib installation
>such as would be created after 'make install' when building zlib.
>Specifically, there should be …/include/ and …/lib/ directories underneath this path.
>If there isn't such an install path on your system or it contains both and libz.a,
>it won't work. In that case, use --with-zlib and set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to a location of
>a zlib.pc file that only contains information on a static libz. Failing even that, then
>you'll likely have to resort to setting things like LIBS=/path/to/libz.a an CPPFLAGS=-
>I/path/to/zlib-include/ and hope the existing doesn't get in the way.

My last hope, setting PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/coreutils/lib/pkgconfig does not clear the issue, sadly.

Received on 2023-08-31