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bug#25371: sed-4.3: Build fails when build in a separate directory and -

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#25371: sed-4.3: Build fails when build in a separate directory and --disable-dependency-tracking is used.
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:02:55 +0100

On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 6:24 AM, Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On Jan 6, 2017, at 10:16, Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 01/05/2017 08:34 PM, Juan Manuel Guerrero wrote:
>>> I have tried to build sed in a separate build directory using the option
>>> --disable-dependency-tracking.
>> Creating the directories manually is sufficient to work-around this, e.g.:
>> [...]
>>    mkdir lib sed
>> [...]
>> So we can easily add similar commands for 'sed' and 'lib' directories
>> (I'm just looking for the optimal place to add this).
> I came up with this (creating the subdirs from 'configure').
> This works in and out of tree, and with --disable-dependency-tracking.
> Jim,
> What do you think?
> I couldn't find a simple target in the makefile that would create the 
> subdirectories before anything else, yet not force a rebuild of everything 
> every time.
> For comparison, in 'coreutils' there is
>    $(AM_V_at)${MKDIR_P} src
> repeated several times in src/local.mk.

Hi Assaf,

That sounds fine. However, please apply this touch-up patch to add
"[]" quotes around each argument and to adjust the comment. Also, I
prefer to run these commands before the AC_OUTPUT, so that if any of
them fails, we do not create a Makefile.

Thank you for working on this.

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