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Old 11-15-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Autoconf reference manual

I am reading about Autotools but I am fairly experienced in writing sh-scripts and I certainly don't know how to write checks for Autoconf. In the manual Autobook I came to the part where it said:
Deciding what to check for is really the central part of writing `'. Once you've read the Autoconf reference manual, the "how"s of writing a particular test should be fairly clear. The "when"s might remain a mystery -- and it's just as easy to check for too many things as it is to check for too few.
This is the first part of this page and it's the second sentence that bothers me. I haven't read the "Autoconf reference manual" and I can't find a good one either.

So the question is: How can I learn the "how" in writing checks?

Then maby I can continue to learn the "when". :P
Old 11-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #2
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info autoconf
should give you one.
It is in autoconf package (which you probably have apt-get installed).


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