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Re: Please, please fix the subdir-objects out-of-tree bug

From: Alex Vong
Subject: Re: Please, please fix the subdir-objects out-of-tree bug
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 23:00:26 +0800

On 01/12/2015, Thomas Martitz <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 01.12.2015 um 13:44 schrieb R. Diez:
>> Hi Automake devs:
>> I need to build some files outside of the build repository, and I
>> cannot use option 'subdir-objects' because of an Automake bug, so I
>> constantly get many warnings like this with newer Automake versions:
>>   warning: source file '$(BLAH_BLAH_DIR)/src/blah_blah.cpp' is in a
>> subdirectory,
>> The (apparent) problem with 'subdir-objects' is that ./configure
>> creates a directory literally named $(whater_variable_you_used),
>> instead of substituting the variable with its value.
>> None of the work-arounds is satisfactory. For instance, I am
>> developing, so I cannot disable dependency tracking.
>> Here is an example project of mine with this problem:
>> I am compiling vendor-specific external sources like ARM's CMSIS and
>> Atmel Software Framework into an .a library and then linking it to
>> many projects, and I have different sandboxes that build out-of-tree
>> with different configurations. Other work-arounds like copying the
>> sources to each project's directory tree would drastically slow down
>> compilation times.
>> This Automake issue has been known for years. Could someone please,
>> please fix this bug?
> IIRC the bug is fixed, but there has not been a new release since then.
> And developer resources are so scarce that nobody is up to making a
> release.
I think your memory is correct. The bug report is in
<> and the patch
series is in 
Hope this can help the OP.

> Best regards


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