Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Programming
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Databases
Mail Systems
openSolaris
Eclipse Documentation
Techotopia.com
Virtuatopia.com

How To Guides
Virtualization
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Windows
Problem Solutions
Privacy Policy

  




 

 

Back: autoconf process
Forward: make process
 
FastBack: make process
Up: Generated File Dependencies
FastForward: Autoconf Macro Reference
Top: Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool
Contents: Table of Contents
Index: Index
About: About this document

C.5 configure

The purpose of the preceding processes was to create the input files necessary for configure to run correctly. You would ship your project with the generated script and the files in columns, other input and processes (except `config.cache'), but configure is designed to be run by the person installing your package. Naturally, you will run it too while you develop your project, but the files it produces are specific to your development machine, and are not shipped with your package -- the person installing it later will run configure and generate output files specific to their own machine.

Running the configure script on the build host executes the various tests originally specified by the `configure.in' file, and then creates another script, `config.status'. This new script generates the `config.h' header file from `config.h.in', and `Makefile's from the named `Makefile.in's. Once `config.status' has been created, it can be executed by itself to regenerate files without rerunning all the tests. Additionally, if `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL' was used, then ltconfig is used to generate a libtool script.

 
user input files   other input      processes          output files
================   ===========      =========          ============

                                     .---------,
                   config.site - - ->|         |
                  config.cache - - ->|configure| - - -> config.cache
                                     |         +-,
                                     `-+-------' |
                                       |         |----> config.status
                   config.h.in ------->|config-  |----> config.h
                   Makefile.in ------->|  .status|----> Makefile
                                       |         |----> stamp-h
                                       |         +--,
                                     .-+         |  |
                                     | `------+--'  |
                   ltmain.sh ------->|ltconfig|-------> libtool
                                     |        |     |
                                     `-+------'     |
                                       |config.guess|
                                       | config.sub |
                                       `------------'


This document was generated by Gary V. Vaughan on February, 8 2006 using texi2html

 
 
  Published under the terms of the Open Publication License Design by Interspire