[Nexus-developers] Re: NXopenpath, autoconf
Mark.Koennecke at psi.ch
Fri Apr 30 14:29:01 BST 2004
I finally committed my implementation of NXopenpath. NXopenpath does
absolute and relative path strings. It only works when the path iexists.
I implemented it on top of the normal NeXus API in napi.c. The
implementation relies on the subtle fact that
NXgetgroupID returns NX_ERROR when at root level of the NeXus file.
As this is a (useful) feauture extension, I incremented the version
number to 2.1.
Now, the autoconf stuff. It simply does not work for me. First I had
to install all the newest autotools to get going at all. Then
autogen.sh created a lot of error messages about libtool. I got around
this by pasting the contents of libtool.m4 into acinclude.m4. I found
this idea on the WWW. Then I got a configure script.
My suggestion: common usage is to include the configure script, we
should do the same.
The configure script processed without further errors. But compiling did
not work: it complained about a file libNexus.la missing. I then
proceeded to compile the test program manually.
This is against both Tru64Unix 5.1 and Redhat 7.3. I built the configure
script on the latter.
Can someone please put the manualy edited Makefiles back until this
autoconf stuff works properly?
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