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task #1998: Implement environment checking for build system

Submitted by:  Quentin Mathé <qmathe>
Submitted on:  Fri 08 Jul 2005 04:59:09 PM UTC  
 
Should Start On: Fri 08 Jul 2005 12:00:00 AM UTCShould be Finished on: Mon 15 Aug 2005 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
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Fri 08 Jul 2005 04:59:09 PM UTC, original submission:

We should add support to check environment in order to know if every external dependencies for Étoilé are satisfied.

It may be done with 'make check' and/or a simple 'check' script. We won't use Autoconf because it is too heavyweight and complicated, initially it was planned to replace it with pmk <http://pmk.sourceforge.net/>, but because pmk doesn't and won't support environment variables check and scripts execution, it is probably not the right choice (involving yet another dependency moreover).
We could probably implement a simple checking system based on a shell script and rely on pkgconfig when it is available (it must be noted pkgonfig is poorly documented).

pkgconfig link: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software_2fpkgconfig

Quentin Mathé <qmathe>
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