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Re: autoconf help?

On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Erik Thiele wrote:

>ok. here is what i do:
>- download
>- unpack
>- doesn't unpack in the right directory. and the package name is not
>  standard.
>  the package should be named gut-0.2.2.tar.gz
>  this is automatically created with "make dist"
>  it should unpack into gut-0.2.2
>  like every package.

My 'make dist' doesn't do it. Maybe something that automake spits out does
it, but everyone don't use automake. Many of my packages create just a
simple directory with no version number in it.

>- inside the Gut directory is no configure script.
>- the INSTALL file refers to a Docs/install_guide.html
>  which does not exist.
>rm -rf
>:-) next try.

I think this was a little bit harsh. He merely tries to get someone to
test his autoconf-script. I remember my first steps with autoconf. Pain,
pain. more pain. Today I think I understand 'em, but I'm still not sure.

 Jan 'Chakie' Ekholm |    CS at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
    Linux Inside     | I'm the blue screen of death, no-one hears you scream

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