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Two libwww documentation problems

From: John Summerfield <summer@OS2.ami.com.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:48:24 +0800
Message-Id: <200002220349.LAA25703@emu.os2.ami.com.au>
To: www-lib@w3.org
I checked out libwww yesterday (our time), and after some adventures, I'm 
using this script to build it:
#!/bin/bash -x
CONF=../configure
BUILDDIR=`pwd`/build
INSTALLDIR=$HOME/libwww
[ -n "$1" ] && \
{
	rm -rf /tmp/w3library
	mkdir /tmp/w3library
	gzip -dc $1 | tar x -C /tmp/w3library || exit $?
	CONF=./configure
	BUILDDIR=/tmp/w3library/libwww
}
export PATH=/opt/egcs3/bin:$PATH
cd ${BUILDDIR}
perl config/winConfigure.pl || exit $?
aclocal || exit $?
autoheader || exit $?
automake || exit $?
autoconf || exit $?
rm -rf build
[ -d ${BUILDDIR} ] || mkdir ${BUILDDIR}
cd ${BUILDDIR}
${CONF} --prefix=${INSTALLDIR}/usr --with-gnu-ld  --with-regex --with-zlib
[ -n "$1" ] || sleep 40
make || exit $?
make install

The result is that I get a bunch of libraries, headers executables in 
~/libwww/usr.

But not a single html file.

The docs I have to hand describe the bootstrap process, but it does not go 
so far as to mention how to install it.

btw I'm not happy with READMEs etc that point me to a www location and 
contain no other information; getting the info from the www
1	Isn't something I would do until I already have the package
2	Costs users more money to go and get  - a lot of people do not have free 
phone calls, and a lot of people pay by the minute'hour for their online 
time
3	Ties up my sole phone line.

By all means mention that more current info may be had from http://..., 
but I would expect to have it when I've just done a CVS checkout.

-- 
Cheers
John Summerfield
http://os2.ami.com.au/os2/ for OS/2 support.
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Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2000 10:02:15 GMT

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