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autoconf and automake

Sivasundar Ramamurthy
Occasional Visitor

autoconf and automake

I am trying to port some linux user space s/w to hp-ux. I installd the Linux Porting Toolkit, hoping that it will give me autoconf and automake. It did not.

Can you give me some tips on how to build sources that are built on linux using autoconf and automake?
3 REPLIES
Ryan Goh
Frequent Advisor

Re: autoconf and automake

Hi,

This a good link on autoconf and automake, URL : http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/autobook/autobook_toc.html .

regards,
Ryan
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: autoconf and automake

Hi,

You may want to download HP-UX software depot (already compiled & ready to install) :

http://hpux.connect.org.uk/

Good lcuk.
Kodjo
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Steve Ellcey
Valued Contributor

Re: autoconf and automake

If you are just picking up a source package and want to build it on HP-UX you shouldn't need autoconf or automake. Ideally, you should just need to run the configure script that comes with the package and then run make (make sure you have the GNU make). autoconf and automake are needed by the person who is creating the source package, but should not be needed by the person who is compiling the package. Hopefully the package would come with a README file that covers the basics of how to build the package. The tricky part comes if the make fails because the package uses some headers or library calls that HP-UX doesn't have and that are not correctly handled by ifdefs that are set by the configure script.