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Re: aclocal or acinclude?

From: John Calcote
Subject: Re: aclocal or acinclude?
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:45:56 -0600
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Peter O'Gorman wrote:
Tim Dennis wrote:
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
It all depends on if you are using autoconf in combination with automake
or not. If you use automake, or use its aclocal to generate aclocal.m4,
then you can put your own macros in acinclude.m4. The aclocal program
will m4_include acinclude.m4 at the end of the generated aclocal.m4.

autoconf itself knows nothing about acinclude.m4.
That's helpful. Thanks. However, there's still one unanswered question. The autoconf manual suggests that you should WRITE an aclocal.m4 if you want to add project-specific tests. If you write one, will the aclocal script append to the one you wrote?


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