[argyllcms] Autotools again...
- From: "Alastair M. Robinson" <blackfive@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 14:03:09 +0100
I know this has been discussed before, but as Argyll currently stands
there are two complains from Linux users:
JAM, whatever its merits, is an alien tool for most Linux users, who are
used to a standard ./configure && make && make install process for
The other complaint is that the source Zip file has no top-level
directory, which has caused more than one of us to expand a load of
hard-to-identify files into our home directories!
Anyway, rather than just moan about this, I've done something about it! :)
Stephen Tweedie spent some time a few months ago creating a preliminary
autotools patch for Argyll, and I've continued his work somewhat; the
package is at least complete enough now that "make dist" produces a
Anyone who's interested in the autotools version as it stands can find
Currently it has the following advantages:
Expands into a suitable top-level directory. :)
Standard ./configure && make && make install steps to build and install.
Automatically uses system-wide libtiff. (Reduced tarball size by
removing built-in libtiff)
Creates Argyll's libraries as shared, and links the tools with them
(reduces overall footprint)
Installs reference targets and charts in $PREFIX/share/argyll/
There's still work to be done; I'd like to remove the icc and cgats libs
from the main tarball, and make them dependencies. They would be
replaced by individual tarballs, which would install the required
includes, and suitable pkgconfig files.
If you want to make this avialable for download on the main Argyll
download page that would be great, otherwise I'll leave it in my own
webspace and create a page for it. I'm perfectly willing to maintain it.
All the best,
Alastair M. Robinson
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