Re: Writing Installer


On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 13:58, Amit Bansal wrote:
> Hi, 
> This is slightly off-topic here, but I'm sure ppl here can help me in 
> this regard! 
> I wish to write an installer to generate and install the binaries from 
> my source code distribution. I find these files called "", 
> "" etc in the source code distributions of most 
> applications. I'm becoming bald, tearing my hair trying to figure out 
> how these files are processed, and by whom. I guess tools like 
> automake, autoconf... etc are there to make my life simpler, but... 
> Can someone guide me to some comprehensive documentation that guides me 
> about when and how to use each of the tools, like automake, autoconf, 
> libtool etc.? I can check out the man pages of these individual tools, 
> but... 
> Please tell me about some documentation that guides me via a 
> walk-through the entire process of generating these files 
> "", "" etc, and how to use them. I am familiar 
> with "make", and stuff like where header files and libraries are 
> supposed to go, so we can start off from there. 

I've also a hard time with these tools, sometimes ago...
Right the tutorial from Murray should be good start,
and you would probably want to study the a few (not so few) official
manuals of that.
I thing you may read those in these seq. 
1. make
2. autoconf
3. automake
4. libtool

Sure, a real project will make you have some chance to practice,
otherwise you probably learn nothing ...

> I hope someone will help me here! 
> TIA, 
> Amit 


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