Some operations are accomplished in several possible ways, depending on the UNIX variant. Checking for them essentially requires a "case statement". Autoconf does not directly provide one; however, it is easy to simulate by using a shell variable to keep track of whether a way to perform the operation has been found yet.
Here is an example that uses the shell variable
fstype to keep
track of whether the remaining cases need to be checked.
AC_MSG_CHECKING(how to get filesystem type) fstype=no # The order of these tests is important. AC_TRY_CPP([#include <sys/statvfs.h> #include <sys/fstyp.h>], AC_DEFINE(FSTYPE_STATVFS) fstype=SVR4) if test $fstype = no; then AC_TRY_CPP([#include <sys/statfs.h> #include <sys/fstyp.h>], AC_DEFINE(FSTYPE_USG_STATFS) fstype=SVR3) fi if test $fstype = no; then AC_TRY_CPP([#include <sys/statfs.h> #include <sys/vmount.h>], AC_DEFINE(FSTYPE_AIX_STATFS) fstype=AIX) fi # (more cases omitted here) AC_MSG_RESULT($fstype)
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