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Re: guile-snarf writes to $srcdir, which is not kosher

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: guile-snarf writes to $srcdir, which is not kosher
Date: 08 Apr 2002 18:45:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> what is a "VPATH build", specifically?

A VPATH build is when you compile in a directory other than the source
directory.  This is useful when you want to compile a package for
different configurations but from a common source.  The name stems
from the fact that it is implemented using the VPATH variable of make.

> what other kinds of builds are there?

I only about VPATH builds and 'normal' builds where the object files
end up in the same directory as the source.

>    (This was uncovered by a simple "make distcheck", which thankfully
>    write-protects the source directory.  I hope everybody uses "make
>    distcheck" freely before checking in their changes, eh?)
> you can do more than hope: why not write down some good tips under
> workbook/build/ somewhere?

Ok, it's in HACKING.

>    [cleaning not required in the presence of SCM_MAGIC_SNARFER]
> if you remove cleaning you need to promote SCM_MAGIC_SNARFER to required
> status and document accordingly.

It is already.

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