manpagez: man pages & more
info autoconf
Home | html | info | man
[ << ] [ < ] [ Up ] [ > ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

5 Existing Tests

These macros test for particular system features that packages might need or want to use. If you need to test for a kind of feature that none of these macros check for, you can probably do it by calling primitive test macros with appropriate arguments (see section Writing Tests).

These tests print messages telling the user which feature they’re checking for, and what they find. They cache their results for future configure runs (see section Caching Results).

Some of these macros set output variables. See section Substitutions in Makefiles, for how to get their values. The phrase “define name” is used below as a shorthand to mean “define the C preprocessor symbol name to the value 1”. See section Defining C Preprocessor Symbols, for how to get those symbol definitions into your program.


[ << ] [ < ] [ Up ] [ > ] [ >> ]         [Top] [Contents] [Index] [ ? ]

This document was generated on April 26, 2012 using texi2html 5.0.

© manpagez.com 2000-2017
Individual documents may contain additional copyright information.