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Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf

From: Russell Shaw
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 03:36:43 +1100
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Russell Shaw wrote:
Joerg Wunsch wrote:

As Russell Shaw wrote:

Autotools are only hard to understand initially, but after that, its
easy to find why your old script doesn't work with the latest

Apparently, a good number of FreeBSD developers don't seem to agree
with you.

Does this mean you always
type the specific autoconfNNN version?

Exactly.  You don't get any tool name `autoconf' or `automake'
installed on FreeBSD (at least not through the package system), only
the versionized tools.  And autoconf/make-generated Makefiles seem to
not like this at all, at least "make distcheck" doesn't work out of
the box for me even though it did work for Ted, using a slightly
different versioning scheme (autofoo-X.YY instead of autofooXYY).

One thing i forgot to mention is that projects often have a
script called bootstrap or autogen that goes thru the steps
of running aclocal, autoheader, autoconf, and automake. These
scripts can check for versions of the installed tools if

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