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Re: Getting a world distributable configure script....

From: Assar Westerlund
Subject: Re: Getting a world distributable configure script....
Date: 07 Jun 2003 12:21:41 -0400
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Calvin Arndt <address@hidden> writes:
> I use autoconf/make versions 2.52/1.6.1
> The configure script created by the build system absolutely and
> completely fails on systems with 2.13/1.4. In addition my
> fails when used with automake 1.7....

This is confusing.  The generated configure should not depend on have
any version of autoconf at all install on the system it runs on.  Are
you saying that it does?  If so, could you please show us the failure
of running configure?

If you do mean that you want your to work
with different versions of autoconf/automake, that's a bit different
and not usually that hard unless you rely on too many low-level features.

> Are there any tip or tricks out there for creating a Build System
> that actually has a chance of working everywhere???

autoconf/automake have requirements on the development system where
you generate configure and but tries to have very few
requirements on the systems that these should run.

> for the curious just get cvs for sourceforge project tuxtype module tuxtype2

I think that you'll in general find that the more precise and smaller
example you have to show, the more likely people are to look at it.

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