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Just starting a page on autoconf by copying from the ROX-Filer User Manual.




from Chapter 18 of the ROX-Filer User Manual:

Here's a quick explanation of the autoconf system in case you haven't used it before. See info autoconf for full details.

There's a file called `configure.in' which contains various tests (info autoconf). You run autoconf and it reads through the file and generates a shell script to perform the tests, saving it as `configure'. `configure' is normally distributed with the program because not everyone has autoconf.

You then run `configure' (in fact, let the `AppRun' script do it because it passes it some arguments), which performs all the tests. It reads in `Makefile.in' and `config.h.in' and fills in the missing values with the test results to produce `Makefile' and `config.h'.

You run make, which creates `.o' files from the `.c' files and links to produce `ROX-Filer'.


  • () RandyKramer - 27 Feb 2003
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