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Re: aclocal or acinclude?

From: Tim Dennis
Subject: Re: aclocal or acinclude?
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:27:41 -0500 (EST)
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Hi John,

> In the autoconf manual in Chapter 3, page 5 it states:
> ... If you write your own feature tests to supplement those that come
> with Autoconf, you might also write files called ‘aclocal.m4’ and
> ‘acsite.m4’...
> I understand acsite.m4, but I thought aclocal.m4 was *generated* by the
> aclocal program, not written by the user. I was under the impression
> that you were supposed to write project-specific macro in a file called
> acinclude.m4 (which the manual doesn't mention at all).

I was recently puzzling over this very question myself. In the end I just
created acsite.m4 and put the macro there. It seemed to work fine for me,
but more experienced users likely will have a better answer.


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