2004.06.07 13:43 "Re: [Tiff] Re: tiff-3.7.0alpha", by Bob Friesenhahn
gcc-3.4.0: /home/bfriesen/src/graphics/tiff-3.7.0alpha/port/.libs/libport.a: No such file or directory
That is strange. libport.a should be built in any case. If your case it will be just empty library without any objects inside, but it should be built. Perhaps, it is autotools glitches, related to LTLIBOBJS handling. I shall try to investigate.
One would imagine that there should be a library since rules are there to create it, but the static library needs some actual content in order to exist! The ar utility doesn't know how to create an archive file without content.
One way around this is to make use of the port library conditional. If there is nothing in it, then the variable which supplies the dependency is empty.