Re: Best practice for cleaning autotools-generated files?
* Enrico Weigelt <email@example.com> [110508 21:45]:
> Autoconf (w/o automake) offers no means to tell additional m4
> include pathes (eg. in configure.ac), so that just calling
> autoreconf (w/o any additional parameters!) can do a full
> regeneration all on its own.
Given that aclocal is part of automake that is not very surprising.
If you want to use it without automake, you could just add a single-line
Makefile.am with the needed data (without AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE in configure.ac
autoreconf will not call automake), but best simply use automake.
Promoting everything to add some script (which people will always have
to look at first because you can never be sure what it does), just
because some projects prefer to have their own kind of build-system
really seems kind of far-fetched.
Bernhard R. Link