I'm more ignernt than I thought - what the hell is "autoconf"'s --help good for?

I'm more ignernt than I thought - what the hell is "autoconf"'s --help good for?

Post by afcdeF » Thu, 23 May 2002 21:53:23



Nothing remotely resembling a proper usage message.  What's a
TEMPLATE FILE?

Where's kdelibs3.0.0's stupid configure.in??

Overall, KDE's install doc's are clear as mud.  And I've been doing
similar work for 17 years!!

But, I'm a newbie to the GNU/FSF - *NIX world.  A lot has changed...

Please excuse me.  I'm trying to take kde.org's advice and compiling
from source - I'll fully admit a _certain_ fondness for Package Mangler
binaries, tho...

 
 
 

I'm more ignernt than I thought - what the hell is "autoconf"'s --help good for?

Post by Rolf Magnu » Fri, 24 May 2002 00:35:48



> Nothing remotely resembling a proper usage message.  What's a
> TEMPLATE FILE?

No idea what you're talking about. Nothing remotely resembling a proper
description of your problems.

Quote:> Where's kdelibs3.0.0's stupid configure.in??

Should be auto-created from configure.in.in.

Quote:> Overall, KDE's install doc's are clear as mud.  And I've been doing
> similar work for 17 years!!

http://developer.kde.org/documentation/other/compiling.html exactly
describes what to do. Seems you forgot to RTFM or you overlooked the
section called "Compiling". (Hint: gmake -f Makefile.cvs)

 
 
 

I'm more ignernt than I thought - what the hell is "autoconf"'s --help good for?

Post by Jeffre » Fri, 24 May 2002 03:53:54



> Nothing remotely resembling a proper usage message.  What's a
> TEMPLATE FILE?

> Where's kdelibs3.0.0's stupid configure.in??

> Overall, KDE's install doc's are clear as mud.  And I've been doing
> similar work for 17 years!!

> But, I'm a newbie to the GNU/FSF - *NIX world.  A lot has changed...

> Please excuse me.  I'm trying to take kde.org's advice and compiling
> from source - I'll fully admit a _certain_ fondness for Package Mangler
> binaries, tho...

I agree with you about KDE's documentation.

Jeff

 
 
 

I'm more ignernt than I thought - what the hell is "autoconf"'s --help good for?

Post by Ranso » Fri, 24 May 2002 16:27:05



> I agree with you about KDE's documentation.

Write a better one then.

Ransom

 
 
 

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