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sr #107240: AutoConf documentation needs simple example

Submitted by:  Aubrey Jaffer <jaffer>
Submitted on:  Thu 28 Jan 2010 04:44:17 AM UTC  
Votes:  1  
 
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Thu 28 Jan 2010 09:27:35 PM UTC, comment #3:

| Not quite the autoconf manual, but a very good introduction of all
| three autotools (autoconf, automake, and libtool) can be found in
| the automake manual:
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| http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/automake.html#Autotools-Introduction

Thanks for the link!

| Rather than duplicate the efforts, maybe it is easier to just add a
| link in the autoconf manual to that chapter in the automake manual.

Yes, that should be sufficient.

| Would you care to try your hand at submitting a patch?

Sorry, no -- I'm struggling to keep up with the software I maintain.

Aubrey Jaffer <jaffer>
Thu 28 Jan 2010 05:07:20 AM UTC, comment #2:

Not quite the autoconf manual, but a very good introduction of all three autotools (autoconf, automake, and libtool) can be found in the automake manual:

http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/automake.html#Autotools-Introduction

Rather than duplicate the efforts, maybe it is easier to just add a link in the autoconf manual to that chapter in the automake manual. Would you care to try your hand at submitting a patch?

Eric Blake <ericb>
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Thu 28 Jan 2010 04:51:20 AM UTC, comment #1:

The bison manual has 5 examples.

Aubrey Jaffer <jaffer>
Thu 28 Jan 2010 04:44:17 AM UTC, original submission:

The AutoConf documentation is over 1 MB long. The table of contents doesn't seem to contain any simple or basic examples.

So large a reading task is a barrier to use. Also, I never start from a blank page. Is there a "hello world" for AutoConf?

Aubrey Jaffer <jaffer>

 

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