[gst-devel] configure scripts

Richard Boulton richard at tartarus.org
Wed May 30 16:16:08 CEST 2001

We've currently got two autoconf configure.in scripts for gstreamer:
configure.in, for autoconf 2.13 and configure.ac for autoconf 2.50.

I've just done some work to get these scripts as similar as possible: they
now have only a very small number of differences.

The next step to sort out the configure system is to do lots of work on
these scripts to make all the tests as standardised and consistent as
possible.  Before this can be done, it would be a good idea to merge the
two scripts, so I am going to do the following:

i) create a configure.base file, containing the contents of
configure.{in,ac}, with those lines specific to one file prepended by
"SUBSTFOR configure.in:" or "SUBSTFOR configure.ac:" appropriately.

ii) Add lines to autogen.sh to generate configure.in and configure.ac
automatically from this file. (Very simple sed scripts)

iii) Remove configure.in and configure.ac from CVS (and add configure.base)

This shouldn't cause any problems to anyone, and should make it easy to do
the work on configure scripts by just working on configure.base.  I thought
it important to explain the change though, to avoid panic. ;-)


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