6. Writing configure.in

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Writing a portable `configure.in' is a tricky business. Since you can put arbitrary shell code into `configure.in' , your options seem overwhelming. There are many questions the first-time Autoconf user asks: What constructs are portable and what constructs aren't portable? How do I decide what to check for? What shouldn't I check for? How do I best use Autoconf's features? What shouldn't I put in `configure.in' ? In what order should I run my checks? When should I look at the name of the system instead of checking for specific features?


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GNU Autoconf, Automake and Libtool
GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool
ISBN: 1578701902
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 290

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