On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Dave Borowitz <dborow...@google.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Erik Faye-Lund <kusmab...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> We're using Curl 7.30.0 in msysGit (and thus also Git for Windows), so
>>> we should be able to include it. However, we do not have curl-config
>>> installed.
>> Hmmm, between 2.0-rc0 and 2.0-rc1 there is 61a64fff (Makefile: use
>> curl-config to determine curl flags, 2014-04-15) merged already,
>> which makes this assumption and a claim based on that assumption:
>>     curl-config should always be installed alongside a curl
>>     distribution, and its purpose is to provide flags for building
>>     against libcurl, so use it instead of guessing flags and
>>     dependent libraries.
>> which may make things worse for you guys, unless you are explicitly
>> setting CURLDIR and other Makefile variables.
> Yes, I can see that assumption may not always hold. But I'm slightly
> surprised this worked in the first place; are you saying this is a
> system where:
> -curl-config is not installed
> -but -lcurl still works
> -without setting CURLDIR
> ?

Yes, our cURL is installed globally together with the system libraries.

> I think I should probably re-roll the patch to default to the old
> behavior (blind -lcurl) if curl-config returns the empty string, which
> I believe is also the case when the binary is not found.

That sounds like it would work for MsysGit, yeah.
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