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Re: order to run autotools

From: Bob Rossi
Subject: Re: order to run autotools
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 11:17:16 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 05:15:00PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 10:59 -0500, Bob Rossi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm learning a lot about the autotools. I want to say thanks to the list
> > for teaching me so much! 
> > 
> > I have a quick question, I run the autotools in this order,
> With recent auto*tools, you should use autoreconf instead

I'm using recent tools. I should use autoreconf instead of autoconf even
if I'm autoconf'ing for the first time? I do this when I check out the
tree for the first time.

> >   aclocal -I config
> >   autoconf -f
> >   autoheader
> >   automake -a
> > when I do an out-of-tree configure it works fine, but when I do the make
> > I get,
> >   cd ../cgdb && /bin/bash
> >   /home/bob/rcs/svn/cgdb/cgdb.testsuite/cgdb/config/missing --run
> >   autoheader
> > 
> > Am I doing something wrong or is this expected?
> The former, the order is wrong. But unless you're using ancient
> auto*tools, you're better off using autoreconf.

What's the order supposed to be then?

> Besides this, there is a (AFAICT, yet undiscovered) bug somewhere, which
> occasionally triggers "seemingly spurious" autoheader runs.

I can reproduce this every time.

Bob Rossi

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