menu spec packagizing

Malcolm Tredinnick malcolm at
Fri Oct 17 07:24:46 EEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 14:11, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 23 o'clock on Oct 16, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Just get your good autogen script included with automake, and I'll be
> > saved. ;-)
> I've started using a very short autogen script that takes advantage of 
> autoremake:
> #! /bin/sh
> autoreconf -v --install || exit 1
> ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode "$@"
> This seems to work quite nicely for me; is there something that this 
> script doesn't do that the long shell version does?

For the stuff Havoc is doing here, it looks to be equivalent. In other
circumstances it still needs to be wrapped by some shell magic for
example to set some things like AUTOCONF and AUTOPOINT appropriately.


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