Hi, Fabrizio

Take a look at the in the XrdClient directory:

If you want to recourse into subdirectories, you just add a

SUBDIRS = dir1 dir2 dir3


Build targets in automake are specified via directives like

bin_PROGRAMS = myprogram1 myprogram2

The prefix (bin) defines where the file will be installed, the type (PROGRAM)  
defines what kind of targets should be built. 

There is a special prefix "check". This specifies targets that will never be 
installed and that get only built when a "make check" is given. This is 
specially designed for tests that are run after the initial build to check 
the package's sanity.
The variable TESTS hold the name of the tests to be run.

"Info Automake" should provide you with quite some information as well as the 
autobook (chapter 7.7):

I can gladly help you to get started if you have specific questions. 


On Tuesday 11 October 2005 10.35, Fabrizio Furano wrote:
> Hi,
>   just for the records, is there anything special I have to do if I want
> to add new files/dirs to XrdClient with the new building scheme?
>   If everything goes well, in the next period I'd like to add some
> modules and a directory containing test programs. How do I do that?
> Fabrizio
> Derek Feichtinger wrote:
> > I forgot:
> >
> > to reduce the current compilation output, type
> >
> > make silent
> >
> > (just filters the compilation lines with sed, stderr still visible). At
> > some point one could introduce a config.h file, which is used to pass all
> > the compile switches determined by configure to the preprocessor, so the
> > awfully long compile lines would get shorter. But this requires adding a
> > include directive to all source files, so I did not want to do it now.
> >
> > To build the test files (e.g. for crypto and mon stuff)
> >
> > make check
> >
> > They will never be installed by make install (the check target is just
> > for compiling and running a package's tests. At some point one could add
> > some active tests to this target).
> >
> >
> > make distcheck
> >
> > this will ensure, that a generated tarball can indeed compile.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Derek

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