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authorTheJackiMonster <>2022-09-25 12:37:58 +0200
committerTheJackiMonster <>2022-09-25 12:37:58 +0200
commit9aff43ff3b692f9fd15ae1f29e6522b5a4ee7642 (patch)
parent7deabe9ff611d68ae780903e4970b5d73cd13493 (diff)
Transition from single makefile to automakeHEADmaster
Signed-off-by: TheJackiMonster <>
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13 files changed, 550 insertions, 105 deletions
diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
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# IDE specific files:
diff --git a/ b/ChangeLog
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--- a/
+++ b/ChangeLog
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
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--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,368 @@
+Installation Instructions
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+'configure' Invocation
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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
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index 66bb7e2..0000000
--- a/Makefile
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,102 +0,0 @@
-VERSION = 0.1.0
-TARGET_NAME = messenger-cli
-SOURCE_DIR = src/
-INSTALL_DIR ?= /usr/local/
-SOURCES = messenger_cli.c\
- application.c\
- chat.c\
- util.c\
- ui/account_create_dialog.c\
- ui/accounts.c\
- ui/chat_open_dialog.c\
- ui/chats.c\
- ui/lobby_create_dialog.c\
- ui/lobby_enter_dialog.c\
- ui/members.c\
- ui/messages.c
-HEADERS = application.h\
- chat.h\
- util.h\
- ui/account_create_dialog.h\
- ui/accounts.h\
- ui/chat.h\
- ui/chat_open_dialog.h\
- ui/chats.h\
- ui/list_input.h\
- ui/lobby_create_dialog.h\
- ui/lobby_enter_dialog.h\
- ui/members.h\
- ui/messages.h\
- ui/text_input.h
-LIBRARIES = gnunetchat gnunetutil ncurses
-DIST_FILES = Makefile\
-GNU_CC ?= gcc
-GNU_LD ?= gcc
-GNU_RM ?= rm
-GNU_CP ?= cp
-GNU_TAR ?= tar
-CFLAGS += -pedantic -Wall -Wextra -ggdb3 -Wno-overlength-strings
-SOURCE_FILES = $(addprefix $(SOURCE_DIR), $(SOURCES))
-HEADER_FILES = $(addprefix $(SOURCE_DIR), $(HEADERS))
-LIBRARY_FLAGS = $(addprefix -l, $(LIBRARIES))
-all: $(BINARY)
-debug: $(BINARY)
-release: $(BINARY)
-%.o: %.c
- $(GNU_CC) $(CFLAGS) -c $< -o $@
- $(GNU_LD) $(LDFLAGS) $^ -o $@ $(LIBRARY_FLAGS)
-.PHONY: install
- install -m 755 $(BINARY) $(addprefix $(INSTALL_DIR), bin/)
-.PHONY: uninstall
- $(GNU_RM) -f $(addsuffix $(BINARY), $(addprefix $(INSTALL_DIR), bin/))
-.PHONY: dist
-dist: clean
- mkdir $(DIST_DIR)
- $(foreach DIST_FILE,$(DIST_FILES),$(GNU_CP) $(DIST_FILE) $(addprefix $(DIST_DIR), $(DIST_FILE));)
- $(GNU_TAR) -czf $(DIST_TAR) $(DIST_DIR)
- $(GNU_RM) -r $(DIST_DIR)
-.PHONY: clean
- $(GNU_RM) -f $(BINARY)
diff --git a/ b/
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+# This is in the public domain
+SUBDIRS = src
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
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index 0000000..898a3da
--- /dev/null
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+See ChangeLog.
diff --git a/ b/
index 37d95e4..5988098 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -24,14 +24,22 @@ The following dependencies are required and need to be installed to build the ap
- [libgnunetchat]( For chatting via GNUnet messenger
- [ncurses]( For the general UI visualization
-Then you can simply use the provided Makefile as follows:
+Then you can simply use [Autotools]( as follows:
+./bootstrap # Generate the configure script
+./configure # Configure the Makefiles for your system
+make # Build the application using the Makefiles
+sudo make install # Install the application
+Here is a list of some useful build targets in the Makefile:
- `make` to just compile everything with default parameters
- `make clean` to cleanup build files in case you want to recompile
- - `make debug` to compile everything with debug parameters
- - `make release` to compile everything with build optimizations enabled
- `make install` to install the compiled files (you might need sudo permissions to install)
+If you want to change the installation location, use the `--prefix=` parameter in the `configure` script. Also you can enable debugging builds by adding `--enable-debug` as parameter when running the `configure` script.
## Contribution
If you want to contribute to this project as well, the following options are available:
diff --git a/bootstrap b/bootstrap
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/bootstrap
@@ -0,0 +1,2 @@
+autoreconf -vfi
diff --git a/ b/
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index 0000000..0a499ab
--- /dev/null
+++ b/
@@ -0,0 +1,67 @@
+# This file is part of GNUnet.
+# Copyright (C) 2022 GNUnet e.V.
+# GNUnet is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+# under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published
+# by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License,
+# or (at your option) any later version.
+# GNUnet is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# Affero General Public License for more details.
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
+# along with this program. If not, see <>.
+# SPDX-License-Identifier: AGPL3.0-or-later
+# Process this file with autoconf to produce a configure script.
+AC_INIT([messenger-cli],[m4_esyscmd_s(sh contrib/],[])
+ src/messenger_cli_config.h
+AH_TOP([#define _GNU_SOURCE 1])
+[ --enable-debug turn on debugging],
+[case "${enableval}" in
+ yes) debug=true ;;
+ no) debug=false ;;
+ *) AC_MSG_ERROR([bad value ${enableval} for --enable-debug]) ;;
+AM_CONDITIONAL([DEBUG], [test x$debug = xtrue])
+ Makefile
+ src/Makefile
+ src/ui/Makefile
diff --git a/contrib/ b/contrib/
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index 0000000..2a41ed4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/contrib/
@@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
+# Gets the version number from git, or from the contents of .version
+if test -f ".version"
+ VERSION=$(cat .version)
+if test -d "./.git"
+ VERSION=$(git describe --tags)
+ echo $VERSION > .version
+if test "x$VERSION" = "x"
+ VERSION="unknown"
+echo "$VERSION"
diff --git a/src/.gitignore b/src/.gitignore
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/src/.gitignore
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
diff --git a/src/ b/src/
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..dc4e4c4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/src/
@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+# This is in the public domain
+bin_PROGRAMS = messenger-cli
+messenger_cli_SOURCES = \
+ application.c application.h \
+ chat.c chat.h \
+ util.c util.h \
+ messenger_cli.c
+messenger_cli_LDADD = \
+ ui/libui.a
+messenger_cli_LDFLAGS = \
+ -lgnunetchat \
+ -lgnunetutil \
+ -lncurses
+messenger_cli_CFLAGS = \
+ -pedantic -Wall -Wextra -Wno-overlength-strings
+messenger_cli_CFLAGS += \
+ -O0 -D _DEBUG -ggdb3
+messenger_cli_CFLAGS += \
diff --git a/src/ui/ b/src/ui/
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index 0000000..d998424
--- /dev/null
+++ b/src/ui/
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
+# This is in the public domain
+lib_LIBRARIES = libui.a
+libui_a_SOURCES = \
+ account_create_dialog.c account_create_dialog.h \
+ accounts.c accounts.h \
+ chat.h \
+ chat_open_dialog.c chat_open_dialog.h \
+ chats.c chats.h \
+ list_input.h \
+ lobby_create_dialog.c lobby_create_dialog.h \
+ lobby_enter_dialog.c lobby_enter_dialog.h \
+ members.c members.h \
+ messages.c messages.h \
+ text_input.h