automake vs. GNU make
Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:05 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: automake vs. GNU make
Parent article: LCA: Disintermediating distributions
No, his solution is NOT put everything in one giant make file. You use "include" (yes, that makes it GNU make specific. See previous post). I've done this. It's a lot easier to maintain than recursive make files, because most of the sub-directory makefile fragments are just the list of source files.
My experience is that libtool does not work reliably on AIX, and it never gets fixed (or it gets fixed, then broken again). I found that simply writing a small (<10 lines) shell script for each implementation was far more reliable and easier to debug. Admittedly, this was 2001-2006. Maybe it's better now. But a 8500 line shellscript is inherently fragile.
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