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Re: [Bug-mit-scheme] [bug #34689] [9.1] Build failure on x86_64-linux-gn
Re: [Bug-mit-scheme] [bug #34689] [9.1] Build failure on x86_64-linux-gnu
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:53:05 +0100
Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)
Matt Birkholz <address@hidden> skribis:
>> From: address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
>> Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:50:45 +0100
>> I actually read the fine src/README.txt, which led me to think that
>> ‘make’ alone would work. Perhaps it should be updated to reflect that?
I was referring to the table and text under “Building from source on
The following table shows the commands used to transition the build
tree from one build state to another. All of the commands must be run
in the "src" directory.
From To Command
------------ ------------ ---------------------
fresh distribution ./Setup.sh
distribution configured ./configure
configured compiled make
compiled configured make clean
compiled distribution make distclean
compiled fresh make maintainer-clean
configured distribution make distclean
configured fresh make maintainer-clean
>> Would it be an option for you to have a top-level configure and
>> makefile that would allow ‘./configure && make’ to do the right
>> thing (info "(standards) Managing Releases")?
> I would like to see that, but I never learned to use VPATH, and do not
> use proprietary operating systems. I dare not muck about in the build
> process more than I have already. I tried to KISS it with something
> #! /bin/sh
> (cd src; ./configure $*)
> (cd doc; ./configure $*)
> But that does not do justice to `./configure --help'...
There could be a top-level configure.ac with:
AC_INIT([MIT/GNU Scheme], [9.1], address@hidden, [mit-scheme])
It should DTRT. As a bonus, configure runs will use a shared cache.
The top-level makefile could be improved to support more targets.
Automake could be used for that, but since it’s not used for the rest of
the system, I guess you may be reluctant to using it for a single