I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and now I thought it was the time to implement it and make it public: I’d like to write some complete and. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Diego Elio Pettenò – also known by his Flameeyes handle Autotools Mythbuster by [Pettenò, Diego Elio]. Autotools Mythbuster (). submitted 1 of printf() for systems that do not ship with printf() * This variable is helpfully set by autotools.

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Often it’s passed raw directly to the macro, but that will likely make the text not align or fill properly in the help text.

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For reference, you can find some examples here. However of all the build systems out there and as a Fedora packager, I have had to deal with manyI’d prefer if you used either autotools or cmake, because those are the ones we’re most familiar with and we can fix things.

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When using custom rules to generate files, there are a few problems to be considered. This means that you need two files: You can’t do that with an Autoconf configure script in a way that you can merge back to your streambecause it’s generated. MichaelMoser on Dec 18, Thanks here is the correct link can no longer edit the parent post.

Oracle BPM Suite 11g: This License may not be modified without the mutual written agreement of the Licensor and You. I’ve never met anything build-related, scope large or small, that wasn’t somewhere between “PHP” horrid, workable if you’re careful, will rot your brain in the long run and “Cthulhu” beyond evil, insofar as normal human modes of comprehension can be said to apply.


I take it you’ve used CMake – could you explain in which ways you think it’s worse than autotools? Like once-expanded macros, once-expanded checks are expanded as early as possible, bundled together, and at most one time.

The second instead takes as a parameter a regular expression: That reduces the amount of remaining work. I agree that this is more problematic with less common, more buggy libs where the API keep changing, but in this case it’s quite easy to check for specific files, specific functions, I realized this a while back, when I was advocating git at my company maybe 5 or so years back If compatible with the goal of this guide and the license of the published content, it will be merged in this guide, in due time.

Some of the requirements don’t hold as much any more; you can rely on newer POSIX shell features in a configure script, and GNU make is more widely available and so on, but the basic idea is solid: This is the string used to describe the parameter when running. This macro is used to check for the presence of a known usually, third-party library but it does not work that well when you have a list of alternatives to check.

There are repetitive, similar if not outright identical tasks that have to be completed for different packages, with more or less sharing between them.

For this reason, they are often made optional, non-mandatory. I’m probably listing the tip of the iceberg as far as network effects. For shared objects to be helpful, both in case of dynamic libraries and plugins, they have to expose or export an interface to the other programs.

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Make seems like a really poorly execution of a good concept. What are the odds that A: Systems are not becoming more alike. Autotools was intended to solve the problem of how to give the same tarball of code to a user of SunOS 4, Ultrix, HP-UX 8, and so on, such that each of those users could just unpack the tarball, run.


There is no point in testing for things for decades-old systems if you don’t have any users on such installations. Executing test code in a build scenario can be tricky: This causes a phenomenon of “bit-rotting”, similar to the one caused by compilers and interpreters on source code: Windows 7 Portable Command Guide: It is certainly common to desire some organisation of the build products. Please also note that automake releases 1.

This Section 4 b applies to the Adaptation as incorporated in a Collection, but this does not require the Collection apart from the Adaptation itself to be made subject to the terms of the Applicable License.

Performance Testing With JMeter 2. The three macros share the same interface, which itself follows the usual actions-based behaviour of other predefined macros: I think so, if you pre-generate the build files for every platform and distribute them all in the tarball.

On the other hand, it is not uncommon for multiple versions of a library to be installed, with multiple API implemented, allowing consumers to pick their supported version. There also has to be an error message if none at all of those is available.

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Finally, almost identical to the previous macro, the last parameter is the code executed when nothing else matched up. If you’re using autotools, I may dislike it, but at least I can fix things.

That’s a good practice everyone should follow.