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Re: Newbie needs some help

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Newbie needs some help
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 18:54:09 +0100
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* Hong Li wrote on Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 12:25:45AM CET:
> I am pretty new for Automake, autoconf..

Your question is an Autoconf one, actually.

> I have a project and I already have both linux and
> Unix verions. Now I wish to have a distribution using
> configure tools. 
> it is pretty easy to go through the sample for using
> automake, hello-bla-bla..

The manuals of both packages are quite well-written,
not short.  Looking at other packages using the autotools
can help, too.

> My question is, how the autoconf or automake can
> determine the machine type. In my program, the
> compiler needs to know "little-endian" or "big-endian"
> of the machine. Can autoconf, automake check on this
> and automaticaly give a -DLITTLE_ENDIAN/or
> -DBIG_ENDIAN for configure file?

Search for AC_C_BIGENDIAN in
  info Autoconf


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