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Re: seeking advice for a modular build system

From: Hans-Christoph Steiner
Subject: Re: seeking advice for a modular build system
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:38:28 -0400

Do you know of an example of the automake/libtool stuff that you are thinking of?


On Mar 10, 2008, at 4:29 PM, address@hidden wrote:

This shouldn't be much trouble. To enable or disable libraries on the command line you would probably use an Automake conditional, and AC_ARG_WITH to turn it on or off.

Automake & Libtool together will create generic LDFLAGS as well as library-specific ones automatically.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Hans-Christoph Steiner <address@hidden>

Hey all,

I am starting the process of creating an autotools build system for
Pd-extended, a large distro of a program called Pure Data and many
libraries.  Pure Data is a realtime visual programming language for
sound, video, etc.  Over the years, there have been quite a few
libraries written for it.  Currently, I have a big hacked Makefile
that builds all of the libraries.  I would like to replace this with
an autotools system.

One thing that I would love to have is flags to ./configure to enable/
disable the inclusion of different libraries.  The libraries are
currently in subdirs named with the library name.  I am wondering how
to best to that with autotools.

Another thing, each of the libraries are made up of
one .so/.dylib/.dll for each objectclass.  I am wondering what the
best method for having separate CFLAGS and LDFLAGS for each library.
I want to do that in case different libraries depend on different
versions of the same lib.  Perhaps I need some kind of recursive ./
configure system.

Thanks in advance!


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