automake and ./configure (was: installation paths,
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Sat Sep 3 18:23:54 EDT 2005
On Saturday 03 September 2005 10:42 pm, Christian Stimming wrote:
> > True. The one advantage is that it builds under a "make" - it does not
> > require another ./autogen.sh - it can be a significant advantage during
> > development of the associated files because you then only make that
> > specific file. autogen takes FAR longer.
> Not true. Don't you use "--enable-maintainer-mode"?
Yes, autogen.sh enables it every time.
> > > 4. Add the resulting *output* file in that directory's Makefile.am to
> > > any variable that ensures that this file is distributed, e.g.
> > > noinst_HEADERS=qsf-dir.h and probably also BUILT_SOURCES=qsf-dir.h
> > You lose the ability to re-create the file with 'make'.
> No. --enable-maintainer-mode will do exactly that.
Hmm. Anyway, it's changed now.
> > > I don't quite understand why the manual rule was added in the first
> > > place.
> > Because it's powerful during development - FAR more useful than putting
> > it AC_OUTPUT.
> No. The other way round.
That's not how it's seemed in the past - ne'er mind.
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