libtool, and friends, collectively the
GNU build system.
Man, they’re hard to understand.
I took up work on
mod_atom today for the first time in
a couple of months and it didn’t work and I didn’t understand why, and
eventually mucked around with the infrastructure changing file extensions from
*.lo (I don’t know what either is)
and then the
.la (don’t know what that is either)
finally generated a valid
.so (ah, I know what that is).
I’ve noticed that whenever I get into trouble with this shit and ask
around, even on the httpd developer lists where you think they’d know,
everyone says things like “Oh, well, I don’t really get it either, you
but if you copy XXX...”
Paul Hoffman wryly suggested that the
world has only ever had one
autoconf project, the rest are
I have this horrible sinking feeling that I’ll never be able to declare victory on mod_atom until I actually figure it all out. Is it OK to feel sorry for myself?