On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 1:53 PM, Vincent Delecroix
<vincent.delecr...@math.cnrs.fr> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am working on the C project e-antic [1] which also contains a (header
> only) C++ interface. Most of the tests are written in C but the ones
> testing the C++ interface are of course in C++. I am facing difficulties
> to make it work properly.
> The current automake setup is as follows
>  - /Makefile.am: for the C code compilation and the C test programs
>  - /e-antic/test/Makefile.am: for the C++ test programs
> First of all, I would be happier with only one Makefile.am but I am not
> sure it is easily feasible.

you can put everything in the top level Makefile.am, and use relative
path to the top level directory of you project, for example.

> Secondly, when running "make check" in VPATH
> builds the C++ test programs fail to find the header files (it works
> fine when the source tree and the build tree is the same). The relevant
> instructions in /e-antic/test/Makefile.am are
> AM_CPPFLAGS = -I../..
> LDADD = ../../libeantic.la

if ../../ is the top level directory, try :

AM_CPPFLAGS = -I$(top_srcdir)
LDADD = $(top_builddir)/libeantic.la

best regards

Vincent Torri

> and I believe that they are wrong. Though I was not able to fix them.
> Best
> Vincent
>  [1] https://github.com/videlec/e-antic

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