[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 19977] New: Remove handmade autogen.sh in favor of autoreconf -i

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Thu Jul 10 13:56:35 PDT 2008


           Summary: Remove handmade autogen.sh in favor of autoreconf -i
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 526+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Platform
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: landry at fr.homeunix.org

There's no real need to have a handmade autogen.sh when this facility is
provided by autoreconf -i : autoreconf comes with autoconf package and takes
care of running aclocal/autoheader/autoconf/automake in the right order. -i is
the equivalent of --add-missing for autoconf.

- also, there's no need to touch empty README/INSTALL.. just provide real ones.

- this is maybe a return of bug https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16665,
i agree with the OP, auto* system should not call configure too. It's only here
to prepare things for configure.

- $top_srcdir in autogen.sh is undefined, this may lead to errors. (trying to
remove something in / is bad :)

Btw, removing autogen.sh in favor of documenting and using autoreconf -i
instead allows to build in a separate directory, like requested in a previous

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