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   AX_EXT_HAVE_LIB(<directories>, <library>, <function>, <extra libraries>)


AX_EXT_HAVE_LIB is identical to AC_SEARCH_LIBS with the exception that will add -L<directory> when looking, and use a different variable for each directory.

Any required -L<directory> flags are added to LDFLAGS and located libraies are added to LIBS

Some libraries are unlinkable without other extra libraries, which can be specified in the 4th argument. The mysql client library needs -lz, for example.


   AX_EXT_HAVE_LIB(/lib /usr/lib /usr/local/lib /usr/lib/mysql /usr/local/mysql/lib, mysqlclient, mysql_init, [-lz])

which finds the mysql client library if succeeds system when it tries with -L/usr/lib/mysql then it adds -lmysqlclient to LIBS and -L/usr/lib/mysql to LDFLAGS.

The test itself is based on the autoconf 2.53 version of AC_SEARCH_LIBS.

Source Code

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