[Geany-devel] Unit tests for Geany (continued from Github)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Wed Nov 30 09:11:14 UTC 2011

On 11/30/2011 12:55 AM, Nathan Broadbent wrote:

> I've figured out why the installation documentation didn't work for
> me: You pre-generate the 'configure' script and package this when you
> distribute a release in a tarball, but this configure script isn't
> checked into the repository.
> I checked out the source-code from github, but the documentation
> doesn't mention anything about running './autogen.sh' first. (Sorry, I
> haven't done much C programming for a while...)
> Since the project has moved to Github, more people will be getting the
> source code straight from the repository. So it might be helpful to
> replace " $ ./configure "  with  " $ ./autogen.sh " in the "Autotools
> based build system" section of the manual
> (http://www.geany.org/manual/current/#installation), and also in the
> installation section of the README.

The ./configure script is automatically generated so it's not so great 
to check it into the VCS. It is mentioned on the Git page[1] for people 
who're building development code though.  I think the manual is strictly 
for stable release source code (same with README).

[1] http://www.geany.org/Download/Git

Matthew Brush

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