[fdo-internals] Remove Generated Files

Greg Boone greg.boone at autodesk.com
Mon Oct 29 16:50:44 EDT 2007

Actually, I would state that it is no more work (at least initially)
since we recommend users call build_linux.sh, which calls

      libtoolize --force
      automake --add-missing --copy

This generates the makefiles. Once this is done, the user is free to
call 'make' and 'make install' directly.


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[mailto:fdo-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Mateusz
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Subject: Re: [fdo-internals] Remove Generated Files

Jason Birch wrote:
> It would be nice if the trunk could remain as accessible as possible
> non-developers.  I don't know what kind of effort there is using
> autotools, but just wanted to get a word in.

In many projects, especially in GNU world, ./configure is forbidden in
CVS/SVN as a dynamic content.
So, there is a special script provided that generates it for you.
For example, in GDAL ./configure lives in the repository,
but there is also autogen.sh script which can be used to generate
configure. Let's assume there is no ./configure in FDO repo, then
if you want to build SVN version, you have to run:

make install

So, it's just one step more.

Mateusz Loskot
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