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Re: lynx-dev problems building lynx 2.8.1dev.2

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev problems building lynx 2.8.1dev.2
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:11:23 -0500 (EST)

> Amazingly enough address@hidden said: 
> > I intend making it an add-on, so the configure script will be able to 
> > first check if the directories are there before doing anything with them, 
> > and further, to make it pick up the list of .po files so we don't have 
> > to embed that in the sources. 
> Out of curiosity, any clue how this will be done? 

automatically - check for directory existence.  I do this in ncurses
for the Ada95 and c++ directories.  I did a part of this in the lynx
script this week while trying to get the Solaris gettext stuff to work.
It just isn't noticeable - but look at the @INTLDIR_MAKE@ substitutions
in, for example.
> The only package I know of that uses configure and add-ons is egcs, and the 
> command line switch to configure is "--enable-add-ons=item1,item2,...,itemN" 
> Is the "--enable-add-ons" a standard configure thing or just an egcs thing? 
> If not a standard configure thing, what do other packages do? 

different packages do different things.  I don't know that there's a
standard - just different groups of people develop their own conventions.

(I'm aware that ncurses is bundled as an add-on to glibc2, though the
mechanism looks rather complex to me).
>        Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly 

Thomas E. Dickey

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