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Re: Startup problems

From: Daryl Lee
Subject: Re: Startup problems
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 08:15:26 -0600

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 01:28, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Daryl,
> * Daryl Lee wrote on Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 09:25:11PM CEST:
> > I am trying to work my way through the "GNU Autoconf, Automake, and
> > Libtool" tutorial, and have run into a problem with (I think) Autoscan.
> If
> is what you're talking about, you're on the right way.

It wasn't, but it is now :).  I referred to "the Goat Book" by Vaughan,
Elliston, Tromey, and Taylor, published by New Riders and online at

> > When I run autoscan in the "foonly" project, freshly untarred, I get a
> > warning: "missing AC_PREREQ wanted by: autoscan".
> Acknowledged.  What a useless warning message.
> Took me a while to understand that it wants you to put
>   AC_PREREQ(2.59)
> into  Put it right after AC_INIT.
> > Here are my questions:
> > 1.  Should I ignore warnings?
> > 2.  How do I resolve these warnings?
> Depends both on the individual warnings.  Show them, we might be able to
> give hints as to what is worthwhile to work on.  (No use trying to make
> one part of a project ultra-portable if it's only to be used on a small
> set of systems anyway.)

I gather from yur suggestion above that the "missing" refers to "missing
from your file--add them", as opposed to "missing from my
repository of macros."

The others reported as missing are AC_CHECK_DECLS, AC_CHECK_HEADERS,
> > 3.  Is there a better startup guide than the referenced text?
> Above mentioned tutorial is good, although still in the works.

I'll spend some time with it tonight.

Daryl Lee
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