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Re: autoconf tutorial?

Le Jeudi 4 Mai 2006 18:26, Michelle Konzack a écrit :
> Hello *,
> now I write you because I have gotten problems with my daughter...  :-/
> She told me, even if I can code stuff, I am coding "saumäßig"!!!
> (sorry, I do not know, how to translate the last word in english)
> OK, my Makefile's are working, but they are looking realy weired
> she told me...
> <seufz>
> apt-get install make-doc autoconf-doc automake1.9-doc
> F..k! -- no autoconf-doc automake1.9-doc!


there is a package in non-free called autobook.

Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

This book is a tutorial for Autoconf, Automake and Libtool, hereafter referred 
to as the GNU Autotools. The GNU manuals that accompany each tools adequately 
document each tool in isolation. Until now, there has not been a guide that 
has described how these tools work together. 
 As these tools have evolved over the years, design decisions have been made 
by contributors who clearly understand the associated problems, but little 
documentation exists that captures why things are the way they are. By way of 
example, one might wonder why some Autoconf macros use shell constructs like: 
  if test "x$var" = xbar; then
  echo yes 1>&5

   instead of the simpler: 
  if [ $var = bar ]; then
  echo yes 1>&5

   Much of this reasoning is recorded in this book.

This might be just what you are looking for.

Hope this helps...

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