Geoff Hutchison (email@example.com)
Mon, 19 Jul 1999 12:57:51 -0400
Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> Personally, I'd prefer to see the automake/autoconf stuff handled the way
> autoconf was handled before - you had to specify a make target explicitly
> to regenerate the ./configure script. A "make" or "make all" wouldn't
> accidentally trip these rules, so regardless of how you obtained your
> source tree, you could still recompile it on a system without autoconf
> or automake, or with the wrong versions of these tools.
Actually this is what I meant when I mentioned '--enable-maintainer.'
Some packages offer that flag as a configure option to enable those
Makefile targets. Unless you specify it explicitly, you don't have to
worry about automake at all. A Makefile target is another option, for
example 'make makefiles' has been used before for similar aims.
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