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2000.04.17 19:03 "SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Hezekiah Mcmurray
2000.04.18 06:19 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Jan Prikryl
2000.04.18 09:38 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by M. L. Welles
2000.04.18 14:42 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Jan Prikryl
2000.04.18 18:00 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Sam Leffler
2000.04.18 18:36 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Chris Hanson
2000.04.18 18:51 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Sam Leffler
2000.04.19 20:48 "LibTIFF portability, makefiles, install...", by Antonio E. Scuri
2000.04.19 21:05 "Re: LibTIFF portability, makefiles, install...", by Chris Hanson
2000.04.19 22:15 "Re: LibTIFF portability, makefiles, install...", by Antonio E. Scuri
2000.04.21 02:03 "Re: autoconf based configure", by Kiriakos Georgiou
2000.04.19 16:48 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Roy Darrall
2000.04.19 18:39 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Bob Friesenhahn
2000.04.20 14:02 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Bruce Cameron
2000.04.19 06:20 "RE: autoconf based configure", by Kevin D. Quitt
2000.04.19 13:13 "RE: autoconf based configure", by Bob Friesenhahn
2000.04.18 19:29 "Re: SGI tiff 3.5.5 make install error .....", by Frank Warmerdam
2000.04.19 02:19 "autoconf based configure", by Kiriakos Georgiou
2000.04.19 13:53 "Re: autoconf based configure", by Chris Hanson

2000.04.19 13:13 "RE: autoconf based configure", by Bob Friesenhahn

I am very much against autoconf. It assumes the entire world is a hosted environment and barfs if the linker doesn't assume there's something special about main(). As a result, I ended up doing ten times as much work to port the package than if it had just been a straightforward make file and C code.

Autoconf would be targeted specifically to Unix/Linux and Cygwin users. There would still be generic Makefiles to support other environments.

Autoconf does include support for cross-configuration, but this may assume that an ANSI C compiliant main() exists (I don't know). For embedded OSs like VxWorks you would want to use a traditional Makefile as the starting point.

Bob
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Bob Friesenhahn
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