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From: Jonathan Wakely (cow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-19 04:51:44

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:52:32AM +0200, Bertolt Mildner wrote:

> "Jonathan Wakely" <cow_at_[hidden]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 10:48:20AM -0700, Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
> >
> > > >Except that you don't have to install bjam.
> > >
> > > or install autoconf
> >
> > You only need to install autoconf if you want to generate configre
> > scripts, not if you want to use them. Think of it as a JamFile
> > generator, except the output is a script.
> The Win32 shell (cmd.exe/ can run autoconf generated scripts?

I don't know, but I doubt it. You probably need a unix shell.

But you still don't need to have autoconf installed.

Again, I'm *not* arguing in favour of using autotools instead of bjam,
I was just clarifying some misconceptions about autoconf, since
discussing its virtues/sins is difficult when it's being misrepresented.


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