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Re: Why needing libelf for building?

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... You don t need to install libelf for Vim. That s why there is a configure check, to find out if it s there or not. I can t find where libelf is actually
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 4, 2001
      Christian Kurz wrote:

      > I notice during the build process, that first configure checks for
      > libelf. Then later in the build process, I'll noticed that vim itself
      > will not be linked against libelf. So my questions now would be:
      > * Why is vim sometimes needing libelf?
      > * Is there a a wayt avoid having to install libelf to compile vim?

      You don't need to install libelf for Vim. That's why there is a
      configure check, to find out if it's there or not.

      I can't find where libelf is actually used. And elf.h is not included
      anywhere. Perhaps this is old stuff and can now be deleted? I hesitate
      to do that, since there must have been a reason for this in the past,
      and I don't know it.

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