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Re: ./configure & .deps directory

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: ./configure & .deps directory
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:19:37 -0500

Tom Tromey wrote:

> >>>>> "Derek" == Derek R Price <address@hidden> writes:
> Derek> Is there a good reason the configure script creates
> Derek> $(top_builddir)/.deps during the test that sets $DEPDIR and
> Derek> doesn't delete it again?  Besides some developer or other
> Derek> needing sleep?  ;)
> Derek> My distribution certainly doesn't seem to need that directory
> Derek> sitting around...
> This directory is needed by the dependency tracking implementation.
> I agree though that this macro is mysterious.  Why doesn't it create
> `_deps' if that is what is chosen?

What's $(top_builddir)/.deps get used for when there aren't any C
sources in $(top_srcdir) or $(top_builddir)?


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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