Automake; no scripts after install

Mwanguhya Daniel Murungi dmurungi at dicts.mak.ac.ug
Mon Jul 28 00:14:30 PDT 2008


On Saturday 26 July 2008 6:59:54 pm marty wrote:
> You shouldn't deviate from the book in that area.
> The necessary components were probably installed correctly.
> The scripts in a build dir are only used for building that
> specific program. Warning: Do not install them anywhere.
>
> automake, autoconf, and m4 are essential parts of the gnu
> build system.
> configure.ac, configure.in, and other scripts are used by
> these tools at build time to make a configure script, a
> subsequent makefile, and ultimately the program binaries.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_build_system
>
> Marty B.

The reason I asked is because the scripts are listed as part of the installed 
programs. (Look at; 6.32.2. Contents of Automake). Thanks for the wiki link

Daniel 



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