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Re: Run automake to create config.sub without any

From: Roger Pau Monné
Subject: Re: Run automake to create config.sub without any
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:38:03 +0100

2012/1/10 Eric Blake <address@hidden>:
> On 01/09/2012 03:46 PM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I'm a new user of the GNU Autotools build system, and I need some help
>> from more experienced Autoconf fellows. I'm trying to create an
>> Autoconf script that generates a config.h and to include to
>> my sources and Makefiles respectively, but I'm having some trouble
>> when trying to use Autoconf without using Automake.
> That's a supported use of autoconf, but if you don't mind me asking,
> what do you have against also using automake?
> As documented in
> if you use AC_CANONICAL_*, then _you_ are responsible for providing
> config.sub in the AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR (default '.') directory.  You can
> meet this requirement by using automake, or you can meet it by doing 'cp
> /some/path/to/config.sub .' by hand.  [Hint - if you built autoconf from
> source, then your autoconf source tree includes those files under the
> build-aux/ subdirectory]

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know AC_CANONICAL_HOST was causing this.
Since I only used this macro to get the OS name, I've replaced it with
`uname -s`, and forget about config.sub and config.guess.

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