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Re: How to enable configure.ac to generate configure to must take argume
Dr. David Kirkby
Re: How to enable configure.ac to generate configure to must take arguments ?
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:55:37 +0000
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John Calcote wrote:
On 3/10/2010 3:19 PM, TJ Yang wrote:
3 build a xymon server with depend on more server side software like
Projects have dependencies. It's a fact of life. Don't try to cater to
users that don't want to install the required dependencies. Just assume
they have what they need. They'll get it if they need it.
Of course, autoconf should check for those dependencies, and exit with a helpful
error message if they are not present. Usually a link to when to download the
dependency is helpful.
As someone else remarked, people expect ./configure to "just work". I'd be very
confused if it spat out help information if run with no arguments.