We use a --with-protobuf option in protobuf-perlxs.

http://code.google.com/p/protobuf-perlxs/source/browse/trunk/configure.ac

I actually copy-pasted the configure.ac part that implements --with-
protobuf into the protobuf-c configure.ac so I could build protobuf-c
in my environment recently.

-dave

On Mar 3, 10:34 am, Kenton Varda <ken...@google.com> wrote:
> I agree, CXXFLAGS and LDFLAGS are the right way to specify the library and
> include dirs, but the configure script probably should check for the
> presence of libprotobuf, at least.  :)
>
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:18 AM, <lahike...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > It seems like you should be using
> >  CXXFLAGS=-I/my/install/path/include \
> >  LDFLAGS=-L/my/install/path/lib \
> >    ./configure
> > instead.
>
> > --with-libdir is fairly ambiguous with --libdir (a standard automake
> > option which defines where to put libraries, rather than where to look
> > for them).
>
> > Perhaps this seems sticklish, but I don't like adding nonstandard
> > features to my configure scripts...
>
> > - dave
>
> > On Mar 3, 1:33 am, Antony Dovgal <t...@daylessday.org> wrote:
> > > Hello al.
>
> > > I'd like to submit a patch for protobuf-c.
> > > Not sure if this the right list, but this seems to be the only list
> > related to Protobuf, so here it goes.
>
> > > The patch is supposed to fix the build failure you get when Protocol
> > Buffers
> > > are not installed or installed not in the default path:
>
> > >   In file included from google/protobuf/compiler/c/c_service.cc:23:
> > >   ./google/protobuf/compiler/c/c_service.h:28:40: error:
> > google/protobuf/descriptor.h: No such file or directory
>
> > > This is done by checking for google/protobuf/descriptor.h in configure.
> > > You can also use --with-protobuf option to specify custom install prefix.
>
> > > The patch also adds --with-libdir option for users to be able to specify
> > libdir,
> > > which might differ on 32bit/64bit platforms.
>
> > > You can find the patch (against latest SVN) here:
> >http://dev.daylessday.org/diff/protobuf_c_build_fix.diff
>
> > > Comments are welcome.
>
> > > --
> > > Wbr,
> > > Antony Dovgal
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