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Re: make distcheck

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: make distcheck
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 07:17:49 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Patrick Welche wrote on Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 12:04:00AM CET:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 09:57:28PM +0100, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > Not sure if "srcdir" is a directory name here, but config.h should not
> > be created in the source tree, but in the build tree, to facilitate
> > having several distinct build trees (for several systems, for example).
> srcdir is a directory name here. In a make distcheck, isn't the package
> first built in srcdir, and then in _build?

Not with current Automake.

> So there might be a config.h from the build in srcdir?

Even if it were built several times in different build trees, an
intermediate "make distclean" would be prudent to avoid such thing.


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