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Re: Re: [Automake] Making a Distribution

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: Re: [Automake] Making a Distribution
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:11:12 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, Tom!

> I'm brand new to using automake/autoconf, and I'm using it to package
> a commercial distribution of my company's product for a client.  I
> need the package to work on both a Linux/GNU as well as an SGI/IRIX
> system.  When I test the distribution on the SGI, the ./configure
> tries to use the *.am files and I get all kinds of dependency
> problems, and I don't think my client will have automake or autoconf.  
> Shouldn't configure NOT require (nor even try to use) autoconf or
> automake?  If not, why are the files automatically packaged with the
> distribution?

If it doesn't work properly on SGI/IRIX consider it's a bug. It should

What version of Automake are you using?
What error messages are you getting on SGI/IRIX?

Consider AM_MAINTAINER_MODE as the last resort. Removing *.am makes no

Pavel Roskin

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