Re: Put the blame where it belongs: Automake
Yes, yes and yes !
This article doesn't apply to autoconf at all, at least from the user point of view, since the user never use autoconf.
From the developper point of view autoconf is a useful set of "metaprogrammation" tool to create a shell script.
When some install complains about the autoconf version it only proove that the Makefile have been generated by automake, which indeed generate Mafiles that rely on autoconf. IMHO this is an heresy.
From my developper point of view I like to have the control on a minimum of 50% of the file present on a directory (ie to, at least, understand what they are there for). With makefile (generated by some custom script-shell of hand written) and autoconf, I do control everything.
If I add the complete auto* chain, the work turn more difficult than it would be to write everything in plain sh.
In short autoconf rules, automake sucks, and I'm happy to see that this opinion is shared by at least 1 other person in the world.
Free download ?
I found no ways for downloading this without giving my
IMHO, giving an email address on the internet is nowadays
a payment mean.