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

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: guile-snarf writes to $srcdir, which is not kosher
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:10:56 -0500
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

>    From: Marius Vollmer <address@hidden>
>    Date: 08 Apr 2002 18:45:44 +0200
>    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.
> could you describe VPATH as "configure in place, make from elsewhere"?
> or is configure done elsewhere also?  i've heard the latter referred to
> as srcdir!=builddir (and usually make is done where configure is).

Check out the "Compiling For Multiple Architectures" node in
autoconf's info pages -- it explains the process at least...

> i'm assuming that whatever changes made to branch_release-1-6 that are
> long-term applicable would be also made in HEAD roughly concurrently,
> but i guess this is saved for later?

I've been trying to make sure to migrate all my 1.6 patches to HEAD,
but there are still some outstanding.  Of course some of the lag is
because I'm not sure we'll want to handle things the same in 1.8.

Rob Browning
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Previously @cs.utexas.edu
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