configurescript. This script runs prior to builds and creates the top-level
Makefiles required to build the application. The
configurescript may perform tests on the current system, create additional files, or run other directives as per parameters provided by the builder.
- Generates the
configurescript from an input file (
configure.ac, for example)
- Creates the
Makefilefor a project on a specific system
- Generates a preliminary input file (that is,
configure.scan), which can be edited to create a final
configure.acto be used by
Development Toolsgroup package. You can install this package group to install the entire Autotools suite, or use
yumto install any tools in the suite as you wish.
3.2.1. Autotools Plug-in for Eclipse
- An empty project
- A "hello world" application
mercurialinto Eclipse. As such, Autotools projects that use
gitrepositories will be required to be checked out outside the Eclipse workspace. Afterwards, you can specify the source location for such projects in Eclipse. Any repository manipulation (commits, or updates for example) are done via the command line.