[gdal-dev] Global --use-internal option for configure?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at p...
Tue Dec 11 09:51:18 EST 2001

Simon Perkins wrote:

> Hi,
> We want to distribute a pre-compiled version of the GDAL library along 
> with our
> software, since our customers often don't have up to date facilities to 
> compile
> code on their Solaris machines. It would be nice to have an option to 
> make GDAL
> as self contained as possible, i.e. by using the internal version of 
> libraries
> such as libgif, libpng, etc, and disabling calls to weird libraries that 
> they
> might not have. It is possible to achieve this effect with a string of 
> flags to
> configure, but I wondered whether it would be nice to have a single flag 
> that
> produced a reasonably self-contained libgdal, e.g. configure 
> --use-all-internal,
> or something? This would also mean that when new formats are added to 
> GDAL you
> don't have to adjust the string of flags you pass to configure. Let me 
> know if
> you have any objections, comments and if there's no problems I'll go add 
> it in.


That sounds fine to me. Once you have done it let me know how it works so
I can be sure to maintain it properly in the future.

Best regards,

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