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Re: What's with the build directories?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What's with the build directories?
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:24:55 +0100
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Julien Rioux <address@hidden> writes:

> Graham Percival <graham <at>> writes:
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 01:24:54PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> > I find that in my patchy runs, I get directories
>> > /tmp/lilypond-autobuild (my configured build directory)
>> > and a hierarchy of "build" directories under it, possibly one per tested
>> > patch (?).
>> nope, nothing to do with Patchy.
>> > ls /tmp/lilypond-autobuild/build/build/build/build/
>> > GNUmakefile  local.make
>> That's normal.  People were asking why we have nested build dirs
>> at least two years ago.  *shrug*  Patches appreciated?  I'm not
>> eager to poke the build system with a sharp stick.
> So I did a quick search but I'm probably not touching it either.
> Lines 421, 422 of stepmake/aclocal.m4:
> for mf in `cd $srcdir ; find . -maxdepth $d -mindepth $d -name GNUmakefile`; 
> do
>     mkdir -p $(dirname $mf)
> recursively search for files named GNUmakefile and create a
> corresponding directory in the build dir. The build dir itself
> contains a GNUmakefile. This happens at each configure run (which
> Patchy happens to do at every patch).

I'll take a look whether I can have it avoid doing that.  Should not be
too hard.

David Kastrup

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