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Re: Adding an external project to autoconf

From: Dan Smithers
Subject: Re: Adding an external project to autoconf
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:57:05 +0100
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Keith Marshall wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 September 2009 18:12:02 Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> And yes, it is perfectly possible to have subpackages that do not
>> use Automake, or do not use Autoconf either.  Their configure
>> scripts merely have to conform to what the GNU Coding Standards
>> say, and their makefiles too.
> Which is probably unfortunate, from the OP's perspective, because...
> On Wednesday 09 September 2009 16:02:58 Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> the zlib project does not use Autoconf or Automake.  It
>> only pretends to look like a project which uses Autoconf or
>> Automake using a hand-written configure and which only
>> works completely under Linux.
> ...and the resemblance is in name only; beyond that, there isn't even 
> a superficial likeness -- certainly in no way GCS conformant.

How can I tell autoconf to run the configure without worrying about it?

Also, is there a way of setting up cascading projects that don't perform
all the compiler checks for each sub-project?



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