Getting Started

As stated above, my first true design decision was how to organize the original FLAIM project into subprojects. As it turns out, the existing directory layout is almost perfect. I've created a master configure.ac file in the top-level flaim directory, which is just under the Subversion repository trunk directory. This top-most configure.ac file acts as a sort of Autoconf control file for each of the four lower-level projects: ftk, flaim, flaimsql, and xflaim.

I've managed the database library dependencies on the FLAIM toolkit by treating the toolkit as a pure external dependency defined by the make variables FTKINC and FTKLIB. I've conditionally defined these variables to point to one of a few different sources, including installed ...

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