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Re: Passing default configure parameters in subpackage

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Passing default configure parameters in subpackage
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 19:04:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello ianalis,

* ianalis wrote on Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 02:23:48PM CET:
> I placed a copy of each autoconfiscated third-party dependency of my
> software as a subdirectory. I then followed the instructions for
> building subpackages in autotools (
> automake/manual/html_node/Subpackages.html#Subpackages). However,
> there is a subpackage that needs to have certain parameters passed to
> its configure script. The macro AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS passes the command
> line parameters to the configure script of each subpackage but I do
> not want the user to worry about the exact parameters to pass to
> configure.
> My question now is how do I set the parameters to pass to configure in
> my subpackages?

It's not a documented Autoconf interface, but you can append to
$ac_configure_args.  Note that with newer Autoconf, this macro
will be eval-expanded and use re-quoting for allowing to pass arbitrary

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