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From John Hawkins <HAWKI...@uk.ibm.com>
Subject Re: configure.ac
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2004 08:19:17 GMT




OK, that's a start. I understand why we need a make file for each tree
(kinda)

However, I still need to change 8 configure.ac files everytime I want to
port to AIX (or another platform with issues). That's not very portable.

Looking at my original listing I see the following configure files  (minus
the ones you've just removed)


> ./configure.ac                                - the top level
> ./samples/client/configure.ac                       - samples
> ./samples/client/testHandler/configure.ac                 - samples
> ./samples/server/configure.ac                       - samples
> ./src/server/handlers/global/testhandler1/configure.ac    - handler
samples or tests?
> ./src/server/handlers/transport/testhandler2/configure.ac - handlers
samples or tests?
> ./src/wcg/configure.ac                              - what is this ?
> ./src/xml/txpp/lib/configure.ac                     - what is this?
> ./tests/configure.ac                          - tests

Few observations -
Why do we have lots of different sample files - Surely we just need one for
the samples tree
Samples and/or tests seem be scattered throughout the code base?

I also need to understand why we don't have a more simple structure with
say a configure file for the following :
src
tests
samples

Alternatively we could have one big tree structure with say

src
src/samples
src/tests

then I could have one configure.ac file at the top level?
If I wanted to build "all" I could or I could pick and choose which I
wanted.

That would seem more logical to me and far more easy to maintain and port ?

I appreciate the code has "grown up" but I don't think that I'm way out of
line here am I?

what do people think?




John Hawkins




                                                                           
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Hi John,
   Actuall following file are not needed. I removed them
   ./samples/server/echoStringHeaderHandler/configure.ac
  ./samples/server/interoptests/doclitbase/configure.ac
  ./samples/server/interoptests/doclitgroupB/configure.ac

In other cases they are there, so that beginning from that place Makefiles
can be generated seperately. For example you can goto samples/server and
generate configure file there to create all the Makefiles beginning from
that folder.

damitha
>
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> Trying to get the latest code building on AIX.
>
> The compiler I'm using is not understanding the CPPFlags but I know what
> to
> set them to. My question is - if I change configure.ac in the c directory
> why are there other configure.ac's in other directories (listed below) ->
>
> /home/hawkeye/axis12
> # find . -name configure.ac -print
> ./configure.ac
> ./samples/client/configure.ac
> ./samples/client/testHandler/configure.ac
> ./samples/server/configure.ac
> ./samples/server/echoStringHeaderHandler/configure.ac
> ./samples/server/interoptests/doclitbase/configure.ac
> ./samples/server/interoptests/doclitgroupB/configure.ac
> ./src/server/handlers/global/testhandler1/configure.ac
> ./src/server/handlers/transport/testhandler2/configure.ac
> ./src/wcg/configure.ac
> ./src/xml/txpp/lib/configure.ac
> ./tests/configure.ac
>
> I think what's happening is that when I run build.sh, configure is
picking
> up the configure.ac files in the different directories. I don't want to
> change the configure.ac files for all these directories everytime I want
> to
> build on a new platform so, what can we do? Why do we have all these
> configure.ac files ?  Why not just have the one root configure.ac file
> that
> holds the flags for that platform?
>
> thanks for any help (Ignorance plays a large part in my questions so bare
> with me :-)
>
> John Hawkins
>
>
>




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