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Re: Installation proposal
- From: Per Bothner <per at bothner dot com>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 09:04:06 -0800
- Subject: Re: Installation proposal
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It does look like trying to directly copy the pre-install tree
into the real install tree is too fragile. But I still think
having a 'build' directory that mirrors the structure of the
prefix directory makes sense, and we can get there incrementally.
(1) configure creates a 'build' sub-directory at the top-level,
parallel to 'gcc', libstdc++', etc. The Makefiles call this
(2) Let's start with (say) gcc. Change the gcc makefile so that
all instances of 'xgcc' instead say '$build_prefix/bin/gcc'.
Does this for all of:
(a) The -o opten when actually linking the executable.
(b) In 'install-driver'
(c) In STAGESTUFF.
(d) In the libstdc++ and libjava directories if the refer to xgcc.
At this point we have (hopefully) a working consistent system.
If we haven't broken anything, we convert more files.
(3) The remianing drivers: g++, gcj.
(4) Other binaries: fastjar/jar -> $build_prefix/bin/jar.
(5) The actual compilers: cc1, cc1plus, jc1, ...
(6) Other generated files.
(7) At some point we have enough converted that we can remove
the -B flags in the run-time library directories.
(8) We change the testsuite so it just uses
'PATH=$build_prefix/bin:$PATH gcc ...' instead of build_prefix/bin/gcc.