Problem with "perl -MExtUtils::Embed -e ldopts"

Pierre A. Humblet
Sat Dec 8 13:55:00 GMT 2001

I have a package that uses perl itself to configure a makefile to
use perl libraries. The command and its output are
> perl  -MExtUtils::Embed -e ldopts
Note (probably harmless): No library found for -lperl
 -s  -s -L/usr/local/lib
-L/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/cygwin-multi/CORE -lcrypt

3 observations:
1) The "harmless note" suggests that the perl library is not where expected.
   Should it be -lperl5_6_1 or is there a missing link? 
2) The -s causes the linker to drop the symbol table [when the command 
   output is blindly used in a makefile]. Not nice while debugging!
3) why list /usr/local/lib?

While not a show stopper, can this be fixed in future releases? 


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