[Pixman] Documentation is incorrect

Siarhei Siamashka siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 23:34:58 PST 2015

On Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:26:54 -0500
Programmingkid <programmingkidx at gmail.com> wrote:


Thanks for the feedback.

> The INSTALL document found in the root level of Pixman needs to be updated.
> It states that ./configure; make; make install is all that is need to
> build Pixman.

This is correct for the released pixman tarballs. For example, you
can download the latest pixman release:
And find the 'configure' script there.

> It is really ./autogen.sh; ./configure; make; sudo make install. 

This is correct when fetching pixman sources from git.

> On the other hand, it might be better to eliminate the autogen.sh step and
> just place anything it did into the ./configure file. 

The 'configure' script is automatically generated by the autotools
build system from the 'configure.ac' file.

It does not make sense to push the 'configure' script to git. Just
like it does not make sense to push compiled binaries there.

But the released tarballs include the 'configure' script, so that
the end users do not need to have full fledged autotools install
to successfully compile pixman.

The documentation patches are welcome.

Best regards,
Siarhei Siamashka

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