there was a discussion on the list back in 2006/07 about adding an AM_LIBADD. what came of that?
i ask because the DSO link change has broken many unit test makefiles that relied on libtool generated libs to gather all the dependencies. I've resorted to touching AM_LDFLAGS on each of the affected files. Which is a pain.
Even so, I have one test suite that will not link, even with all dependencies explicitly added. In that case,
Test c depends on lib c Lib c depends on lib b Lib b depends on boost _system
Even with -lboost_system added, the link error complains lib b has unresolved symbols.