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Re: Using Automake

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Using Automake
Date: 19 Dec 2000 13:47:21 -0600

"Derek R. Price" <address@hidden> writes:
> Anyone gonna attempt to kick my virtual butt for converting CVS to use
> Automake and checking the results in?  I've been using the conversion
> for about four weeks now, updating and rerunning tests on all the new
> code checked into the repository (which I'll grant hasn't been much)and
> creating RPMs from the results of a 'make dist'.  I've also checked the
> diffs of the results of a 'make dist' against an old one to cover the
> platforms I don't have access to.  So far things look good and I kept
> all the old targets intact.  Dists will build under NT as well.

Sounds good to me.  I guess it means developers will need automake
installed, but they already needed the autoconf suite anyway.

Does the doc target still work right (i.e., independently of the
software build)?

> Part of my motive here is to see the code pass muster on Larry's test
> machines and the changes can always be backed out...

Yeah.  Tag first, I guess. :-)


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