Here are a few modifications you need to make to your main, top-level Makefile.in file.
PACKAGE = @PACKAGE@ VERSION = @VERSION@
DISTFILESdefinition, so the file gets distributed.
If you are using Makefiles, either generated by automake, or hand-written so they carefully follow the GNU coding standards, the effected goals for which the new subdirectories must be handled include ‘installdirs’, ‘install’, ‘uninstall’, ‘clean’, ‘distclean’.
Here is an example of a canonical order of processing. In this
example, we also define
Makefile.in for it
to be further used in the ‘dist:’ goal.
SUBDIRS = doc intl lib src po
Note that you must arrange for ‘make’ to descend into the
intl directory before descending into other directories containing
code which make use of the
libintl.h header file. For this
reason, here we mention
distdir = $(PACKAGE)-$(VERSION) dist: Makefile rm -fr $(distdir) mkdir $(distdir) chmod 777 $(distdir) for file in $(DISTFILES); do \ ln $$file $(distdir) 2>/dev/null || cp -p $$file $(distdir); \ done for subdir in $(SUBDIRS); do \ mkdir $(distdir)/$$subdir || exit 1; \ chmod 777 $(distdir)/$$subdir; \ (cd $$subdir && $(MAKE) $@) || exit 1; \ done tar chozf $(distdir).tar.gz $(distdir) rm -fr $(distdir)
Note that if you are using GNU
automake, Makefile.in is
automatically generated from Makefile.am, and all needed changes
to Makefile.am are already made by running ‘gettextize’.