Subject: Re: building a package -- question about the configure stage
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James K. Lowden <email@example.com>
Date: 05/28/2007 07:11:08
Jan Danielsson wrote:
> my next guess is that my change to
> configure.ac will never do any good, because the configure merely *runs*
> the configure script, without actually generating it from the
> configure.ac file. ... Ergo, I need to run autoconf.
As they say in Sweden, "Ja, just det." Exactly. autoconf reads
configure.ac and generates configure.
If I were tackling something like this, not knowing much about pkgsrc
internals, I'd develop my patches from the applications CVS tree or latest
tarball, outside pkgsrc. Then, once I had a clean build and a running
program, I'd go back to figuring how to package it.
But maybe there's an easier way....