Autoconf, Automake and Libtoolized version of bzip2

By Alasdair Lumsden on 28 Mar 2011

Autoconf, Automake and libtool are 3 utilities designed to simultaneously help and hinder those of us that have to compile software. They together produce the familiar “./configure ; make ; make install” procedure most of us have used time and time again.

Although these tools are universally hated for being overly complex, slow and hard to use, thankfully most projects use them, because the alternative (usually some shitty Makefile that only works on Linux) is far far far worse.

BZip2 is one of those very simple system utilities we all require, where the author only ships a Makefile. Thankfully a helpful SuSE developer has autoconfized it. So grab a copy of those files into your bzip2-1.0.6 folder, and run autogen.sh

If only someone would do this for libxvid and ffmpeg…