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Link static library with static library

c,linker,autotools,automake
I have a Makefile.am with two noinst_LIBRARIES, and one of them needs to link with the other. Adding it to the CFLAGS throws a compiler warning, but as far as I know, automake likes to freak out about using LDADD with libraries, since they are not complete programs. How can...

Internal dependencies for automake build system

autotools,automake
I've following structure of my project: | |---libs | |---lib1 | |---lib2 | |---lib3 And dependencies: lib1 depends on lib3 lib3 depends on lib2 So automake should build libraries in the following order: lib2, lib3, lib1 My question is(I know that this library should be redesigned first, but assume, it...

Makefile process different files in different steps

c++,makefile,gnu,autotools,tntnet
I have the following makefile using GNU autotools: AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS = subdir-objects bin_PROGRAMS = app app_SOURCES = \ core/main.cpp nodist_app_SOURCES = \ index.cpp \ index.ecpp.js.cpp AM_INCLUDES = -I$(top_srcdir)/src index.cpp: index.ecpp $(ECPPC) index.ecpp -o index.cpp index.ecpp.js.cpp: index.ecpp.js $(ECPPC) -b index.ecpp.js index.ecpp: vulcanize -o index.ecpp core/view/index.html --inline --strip --csp What happens (in this...

Building only a small subset of project using autotools

make,autotools,autoconf
I have a large project using autotools that contains some code that builds into a utility library. The project has quite a few dependencies and I would like to compile a specific subset of that utility library for mobile environments (Android/iOS). I expect a lot of dependencies to be unnecessary...

Disable optimizations for a specific file with autotools

makefile,autotools
I'm working on setting up autotools for a large code base that was once just a bash script compile and later just hand written Makefiles. We have a set of files that require that compiler optimizations be turned off. These files are already in their own subdirectory, so they will...

Separate build directory for autotools projects not designed to use one

build,autotools
... Sorry, this has to be a duplicate, but I'm just running across answers for people who are making their own projects and can change the build system setup. Can I always compile a program in a separate build directory, or must it be supported by the program's build system?...

How to specify different feedback for different platforms if AC_CHECK_HEADER fails in autoconf/configure.ac?

linux,autotools,autoconf,m4
I have a check for a header file in configure.ac in the source root AC_CHECK_HEADER(log4c.h, [], [AC_MSG_ERROR([Couldn't find or include log4c.h])]) and I'd like to give different feedback on different platform to reflect different most straight forward ways of providing the header: on Debian it should error with the message...

build process that generates headers in autotools

linux,autotools,automake
I'm porting a home-baked makefile setup into the autotools suite. I've run into a problem for which I haven't yet found a suitable answer. It may be that I'm just not using the correct terms in my searches. Being a complete neophyte to autotools, I probably just don't know enough...

Autotools Setup for Static and Shared Libraries

makefile,autotools
We have a large code base that I'm converting to autotools to help target multiple platforms / configurations. Basically, we have: |-- configure.ac |-- Makefile.am |-- dependency1 | `-- Makefile.am |-- dependency2 | `-- Makefile.am `-- dependency3 `-- Makefile.am The dependency folders are common across many projects, so The Makefile.am...

autotools: compiling with code from another directory

c,autotools,automake
I have the following structure: +Makefile.am +-common | +-common.c | +-common.h | +-module1 | +module1.c | +Makefile.am | +-module2 | +module2.c | +Makefile.am where each moduleX is actually made of many C and header files, and therefore deserve their own subdirectory. I want to compile each moduleX with the common.c...

How to reuse objects between Automake program and tests targets?

autotools,automake,libtool
I have a non-recursive Makefile.am with something like the following: SHARED_SRCS = src/bar.cpp src/baz.cpp bin_PROGRAMS = foo foo_SOURCES = src/main.cpp $(SHARED_SRCS) foo_CXXFLAGS = -I$(srcdir)/src $(SOME_CFLAGS) foo_LDADD = $(SOME_LIBS) check_PROGRAMS = test1 test2 test3 TESTS = test1 test2 test3 test1_SOURCES = tests/test1.cpp $(SHARED_SRCS) test2_SOURCES = tests/test2.cpp $(SHARED_SRCS) test3_SOURCES = tests/test3.cpp $(SHARED_SRCS)...

autotools syntax error with ax_check_compile_flag

c++,linux,autotools,configure
I am using autotools for building my C++ application. In my configure.ac I have the following line: AX_CHECK_COMPILE_FLAG([-Wall], [CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -Wall"]) which causes the following error when executing ./configure (after running autoreconf -i): ./configure: line 3825: syntax error near unexpected token `-Wall,' ./configure: line 3825: `AX_CHECK_COMPILE_FLAG(-Wall, CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -Wall")' My system: Linux...

How to set compiler-specific flags with autotools

gcc,clang,autotools,compiler-options
We use autotools as our build infrastructure, and we use clang and gcc as compilers. Recently we hit a gcc warning that needed --param max-vartrack-size=100000000 to silence (without completey disabling gcc's vartracking). Clang doesn't accept that option and produces argument unused during compilation: '--param max-vartrack-size=100000000' To silence that, clang needs...

automake - how to change permissions to an installed binary

autotools,automake
I have this Makefile.am: AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS = subdir-objects sbin_PROGRAMS = foo foo_SOURCES = foo.c install-exec-hook: chmod +s $(sbindir)/foo everything works well except for the target distcheck which gives this error: > make distcheck ... ... ... Making install in sub-module make[2]: Entering directory '/home/users/a/myproj/_build/sub-module' make[3]: Entering directory '/home/users/a/myproj/_build/sub-module' ../../install-sh -c -d...

AC_SUBST does not expand variable

autotools,autoconf,automake,m4
Ok, so I am trying to make a project with Autotools, and I am trying to generate parts of my .conf file. The program needs to read from $(pkgdatadir), but I know that it is initialized in Makefile.in, so I instead substitued datadir and PACKAGE. configure.ac: AC_PREREQ([2.69]) AC_INIT([foo], [1.0.0], [[email protected]])...

How to specify multiple source files in Makefile.am

c,makefile,autotools,automake
New to using autoconf and automake, I am following this to learn them. I have a question regarding Makefile.am file. For a simple helloworld program below Makefile.am works: AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS = foreign bin_PROGRAMS = helloworld helloworld_SOURCES = hello.c How do we specify multiple source files (if there are multiple source files...

needed packages to run autoreconf and configure on debian wheezy

linux,autotools,autoreconf
What are the .deb packages needed to run these commands on a debian wheezy Linux? cd software_that_builds_with_autotools autoreconf --install &&\ ./configure --prefix=/opt/foo/bar &&\ make && make install I tried installing the following, but it still says it is lacking aclocal: apt-get install binutils make csh g++ sed gawk autoconf autotools-dev...

Make autotools add --std=C11 to CFLAGS

c,autotools,c11
There is no mention of a AC_PROG_CC_C11 analogue to AC_PROG_CC_C99. How can I get my autotools project to put --std=C11 into CFLAGS?...

Tesseract 3.03: 'boxchar.lo' is not a valid libtool object

gcc,tesseract,autotools,libtool
I have been trying to compile Tesseract 3.03 rc1 these days. I have tried Cygwin, MinGW+MSYS, MSYS2+MinGW-w64. And now I am using the Xubuntu 15.04. The 3.03 rc1 source is downloaded from here. I have successfully compiled the tesseract with make install. But when I trying to compile the training...

How to compile libusb as shared library?

gcc,shared-libraries,ld,autotools,libusb-1.0
I am trying to build libusb as shared library as follows. Following are two steps. 1. Configure 2. Make. I pass "--enable-shared" to configure script assuming it will generate the shared .so file Configure ./configure CC=/mnt/store/gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-4.9-2014.09_linux/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc --host=arm-linux --enable-udev=no --enable-shared checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment...

How can I tell autogen.sh to generate files(m4 and object files) in separate folder?

c,unix,make,autotools
I am using ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/ to build a c project and all files created by the configuration process (and later the compiling and linking steps) are located in my source folder. I would like to tell to use a different folder (say ./build like cmake projects usually do). How can...

Error installing thrift on mac yosemite

qt,osx-yosemite,thrift,autotools
I followed these steps to install thrift on MAC Yosemite : Downloaded and unzipped the package from : http://archive.apache.org/dist/thrift/0.9.0/ Followed the steps on this page : https://thrift.apache.org/docs/install/os_x But I am facing the following error, after I run ./configure command : ./configure: line 17810: syntax error near unexpected token QT,' ./configure:...