The bootstrapper program creates a customized bootstrap script by scanning the autoconf macros in a project's configure.in file and using them to determine which programs need to be used to create a usable configure script. It then creates a bootstrap script which is custom tailored to your project's configuration. The resulting bootstrap script is useful for rebuilding the configure script and Makefile.in files, particularly for a project which may be downloaded off of a cvs server. By including a bootstrap script in a cvs repository, all auto generated files related to configure can be excluded from the cvs repository. It is also useful for a developer importing a new project onto a cvs repository. Running `make distclean' then `./bootstrap --clean' removes all auto-generated files, instead of removing them by hand.
DocumentationUser tutorial available in HTML format from http://bootstrapper.sourceforge.net/index.php?name=tutorial
released on 8 May 2002
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||31 May 2002|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=49838|
|Help||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/bootstrapper-news|
|Source requirement||Bourne shell|
|Required to use||Perl|
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