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Re: Adding an external project to autoconf

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Adding an external project to autoconf
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 19:12:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

Hello Dan,

* Dan Smithers wrote on Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 11:33:54AM CEST:
> AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS (zlib compression boost_ext)

Please remove the space before the '('.

See 'info Autoconf "Autoconf Language"' for why.

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.  'info Automake "Third-Party Makefiles"' also has further

Hope that helps.


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