tp-magic-config man page

tp-magic-config -- Helps creating 'Magic' tool plugins for Tux Paint(1)

Synopsys

tp-magic-config [--apiversion | --version | --cflags | --pluginprefix | --plugindocprefix | --dataprefix | --localpluginprefix | --localdataprefix]

Description

tp-magic-config is a simple shell script that responds with various pieces of information about the currently-installed version of Tux Paint(1) that are useful when building 'Magic' tool plugins.

Options

--apiversion
Outputs the version of the Tux Paint 'Magic' tool plugin API that the installed copy of Tux Paint supports. (For API compatibility testing.)
--version
Outputs the version of Tux Paint that tp-magic-config corresponds to.
--cflags
Outputs the compiler flags that Tux Paint 'Magic' tool plugins should be compiled with. (For example, a "-I" include path option that tells the compiler where it can find the plugin API header file, "tp_magic_config.h", that plugins must #include.)
--pluginprefix
Outputs the system directory where the installed copy of Tux Paint expects to find 'Magic' tool plugins (".so" shared objects). (e.g., "/usr/share/tuxpaint/plugins")
--localpluginprefix
Outputs the user directory where the installed copy of Tux Paint expects to find 'Magic' tool plugins (".so" shared objects). (e.g., "/home/username/.tuxpaint/plugins")
--plugindocprefix
Outputs the directory where the installed copy of Tux Paint expects to find documentation for 'Magic' tool plugins (".html" and ".txt" files). Tux Paint's main documentation includes a link to this directory under the section on "Magic" tools.
--dataprefix
Outputs the system directory where the installed copy of Tux Paint keeps its global data files (e.g., "/usr/share/tuxpaint/"). This is the same value that plugins installed system-wide will receive in the "data_directory" string within the "magic_api" structure sent to the plugins' functions.
--localdataprefix
Outputs the user directory where the installed copy of Tux Paint expects plugins to install their local data files. (e.g., "/home/username/.tuxpaint/plugins/data"). This is the same value that plugins installed locally will receive in the "data_directory" string within the "magic_api" structure sent to the plugins' functions.

System-Wide Shell Examples

$ gcc -shared `tp-magic-config --cflags` my_plugin.c -o my_plugin.so
# cp my_plugin.so `tp-magic-config --pluginprefix`
# cp my_plugin_icon.png `tp-magic-config --dataprefix`/images/magic
# cp my_plugin.html `tp-magic-config --plugindocrefix`/html
# cp my_plugin.txt `tp-magic-config --plugindocrefix`

Local Shell Examples

$ gcc -shared `tp-magic-config --cflags` my_plugin.c -o my_plugin.so
$ mkdir -p `tp-magic-config --localpluginprefix`
$ cp my_plugin.so `tp-magic-config --localpluginprefix`
$ mkdir -p `tp-magic-config --localdataprefix`/images/magic
$ cp my_plugin_icon.png `tp-magic-config --localdataprefix`/images/magic

System-Wide Makefile Example

MAGIC_CFLAGS=$(shell tp-magic-config --cflags)
MAGIC_PREFIX=$(shell tp-magic-config --pluginprefix)
MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX=$(shell tp-magic-config --plugindocprefix)
DATA_PREFIX=$(shell tp-magic-config --dataprefix)

all: my_plugin.so

my_plugin.so: my_plugin.c

install: install-so install-data install-docs

install-so:
mkdir -p $(MAGIC_PREFIX)
cp my_plugin.so $(MAGIC_PREFIX)/
chmod 644 $(MAGIC_PREFIX)/my_plugin.so

install-data:
mkdir -p $(DATA_PREFIX)
cp icons/my_plugin_icon.png $(DATA_PREFIX)/images/magic/
chmod 644 $(DATA_PREFIX)/images/magic/my_plugin_icon.png

install-docs:
mkdir -p $(MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX)
cp docs/my_plugin.html $(MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX)/html/
chmod 644 $(MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX)/html/my_plugin.html
cp docs/my_plugin.txt $(MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX)/
chmod 644 $(MAGIC_DOC_PREFIX)/my_plugin.txt

Author

Bill Kendrick. <bill@newbreedsoftware.com>

See Also

tuxpaint(1),

And documentation within /usr/[local/]share/doc/tuxpaint/.

Referenced By

tuxpaint(1).

07 August 2007 2007.08.07 tp-magic-config