Martijn van Oosterhout <> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 03:03:49PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> The reason why I did not do this was that this could resolve
>> to -I/usr/include or -I/usr/local/include, but adding such a standard
>> path explicitly is wrong on some systems.

> But if people on such a system want to use libxml2, and they install it
> in /usr/include then they're screwed anyway. There's no way to tell the
> compiler to use only some files in a directory.

That's not the point, the point is that an *explicit* -I can be wrong
(because it can change the search order of the default directories).

Perhaps it'd be worth trying to add xml2-config's output only if the
first probe for the headers fails?

                        regards, tom lane

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