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Re: Makefile question

From: Philippe Roussel
Subject: Re: Makefile question
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 13:01:16 +0200
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Hi Nicola and thanks a lot for your help

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 12:33:40PM +0200, Nicola Pero wrote:
> On 4 Sep 2009, at 12:13, Philippe Roussel wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I currently use the appended makefile to build my application.
> >
> >I want to add the file config.h automagically generated from
> >config.h.in by a call to './configure' and I'm stuck on how to do that
> >with GNUmakefile.
> Add config.h to SimpleAgenda_HEADER_FILES ;-)
> If you want gnustep-make to automatically detect when config.h has not  
> been created yet,
> you can add a rule for it in GNUmakefile.postamble:
> before-all:: config.h
> config.h: config.h.in configure
>       ./configure

Yep, this works as expected. I tried it before but didn't see that
before-all was commented, silly me.

But I don't see how adding config.h to SimpleAgenda_HEADER_FILES
helps. I can remove it without any effect it seems.

> >Another question : should I add the configure script to the sources or
> >just configure.ac so that svn users would have to launch autoconf ?
> >gnustep-base keeps configure in svn but I don't know why.
> Some (many end) users don't have autoconf installed. ;-)
> So, you should include configure.ac so that developers can make  
> changes to it and regenerate configure; but you should also include
> configure so that normal users can run configure without having to
> install autoconf (or worry about the autoconf version) ;-)

Well I was thinking about getting the configure script in dist
archives but not in the svn checkout. Not a big deal anyway, configure
won't change a lot.

> >Bonus points for a solution coherent with 'make dist' : config.h and
> >others generated files shouldn't be included.
> Edit your GNUmakefile.postamble and add:
> after-distclean::
>       -rm config.h
> Let me know if that works for you

Yes, thanks. I somehow was expecting gnustep-make to magically clean
the 'mess' itself !

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