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

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Wed Nov 30 09:21:50 UTC 2011

Am 30.11.2011 10:11, schrieb Matthew Brush:
> 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).

I agree. Maybe we could add a section to HACKING file too as it would
fit there IMHO.


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