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Re: Building subprojects from a source archive

Jan Danielsson <> writes:

>    pidgin ( is split into three parts, though in
> one source tarball:
>    - libpurple 0.0.1, which is the actual instant messenger (a backend)
>    - pidgin 2.0.1, a gtk ui for libpurple
>    - finch 2.0.1 (?), a console ui for libpurple
> [trimmed]
>    Anyway.. My next problem is that libpurple can be built alone by
> passing --disable-gtkui and --disable-consoleui to the configure script.
> However, in the pidgin and finch packages, it is not possible to only
> build the clients. I am not familiar with autoconf (though I am trying
> to learn). I noticed that subprojects contain and
> files, and the configure stage does seem to generate quite
> "standalone" Makefiles in the client directories.

The way from FreeBSD should be doable, and another way is to patch the
top-level Makefile.{am,in} so that it only has SUBDIR of what you want.
The difficulty may be that gaim expects to link against the libraries
From the build tree.  It's probably appropriate to file a bug upstream
that there isn't a configure argument to disable the libraries.

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