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Re: Questions about the CVS build process
- To: Tkil <tkil at scrye dot com>
- Subject: Re: Questions about the CVS build process
- From: Eric Christopher <echristo at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 22:52:52 -0800
- CC: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
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> 1. Can a snapshot be converted into a CVS sandbox? I ended up just
> doing a full cvs checkout, but at least one other large project
> (mozilla) recommends downloading the snapshot, unpacking it, then
> using cvs to grab only the deltas since then. (They apparently
> simply package up the CVS subdirectories in the snapshot tar file,
> and it "just works." I'm no CVS guru, so I'm probably missing
> something obvious).
Probably. I see no advantage to it though, you have to download the
same amount of stuff ultimately.
> 2. Can the install prefix be changed after doing a bootstrap? Or do I
> have to do a full configure + bootstrap cycle again?
You can reconfigure in the build directory and rebuild - it _should_
only rebuild stuff that's necessary, but I haven't tried this with a
bootstrap. Alternately you could tar everything up and move it, it
should work fine.
> 3. Is there a way that configure can detect that it's being run in the
> source directory (instead of a sibling "build" directory of some
> sort), and abort? I didn't read the instructions closely enough
> the first time, and apparently I did enough damage to the sources
> that it was quite unhappy. I ended up removing the first tree and
> doing another checkout from scratch, and it seemed much happier
> after that.
Probably could find a way to check it - I'm not sure if this would be
acceptable or a good idea though. Anyone have a comment?
> p.s. Should I/we care about the fairly large number of these warnings?
> warning: integer constant is unsigned in ANSI C, signed with -traditional
> warning: comparison between signed and unsigned
Well, yes and no. Yes, we should care about them, but don't worry about
it right now ;)