I have always wanted to know how ./configure does its magic. To a Gnu newbie the Gnu Build System seems utterly complex. Available manuals for Autoconf, Automake and Libtool are several hundred pages of difficult-to-read text. Learning curve is steep. Way too steep to produce a simple script!
But then -last week as I googled around- I found these gems:
- Using Automake and Autoconf with C++
- Using C/C++ libraries with Automake and Autoconf
- Building C/C++ libraries with Automake and Autoconf
These make understanding basic path of execution much easier and are an excellent pre-read before feeding your brain with official manuals.