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Re: Debugging makefiles

>>>>> "Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:

> Previously Brian May wrote:
>> Regardless, I personally like autoconf, automake, and libtool. It makes
>> it easier to have a consistant and full featured build interface to my
>> programs.

> It depends on your needs I guess. I find automake useless for anything
> that is not trivial. The day I replaced the dpkg buildsystem with a
> simple nice Makefile system that no longer used automake was an
> extremely good day.

Hmm. On the other hand, I found automake useless for trivial projects. I 
found automake quite useful as the size of the project became
larger. Granted 1.4 had a lot of bugs and poor documentation, but I had
mostly learned to work around them :-). Like you said, it depends on your

One advantage of autoconf/automake/libtool combination is
that the user who downloads a tar ball does not need any tool other
than sh and make. 

> I am hoping that a-a-p (http://www.a-a-p.org/) will turn out to be
> a good replacement for autoconf/automake/libtool and friends.



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