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Re: [web] Revised instructions for testing using a simulator

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 10:14:39AM -0700, Janis Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 04:50:03PM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> > Here is a revised version of simtest-howto.html.  The two biggest
> > changes are:  First, I replaced the directions for creating a combined
> > tree with hard links -- which in my experience has never worked
> > properly -- with directions for checking out a pre-combined tree from
> > the "uberbaum" repository.
> The current instructions work for me.  I update the gcc tree using
> contrib/gcc_update, and the the others using "cvs update", although I'll
> try using "cvs co" instead.  (Is there something like gcc_update for
> updating the src tree, or things that can go wrong because of the lack
> of such a tool?)  After an update I remove the old combined tree (full
> of hard links) and create a new one.  The new information about checking
> out directories that don't take as much room is good.

Likewise, although I've always used symbolic links, based on a script I
hashed together long ago.  (Actually uses gcc's own symlink_tree script.)
This way I could tell more easily which version (GCC or src) of a file
was being used.


I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
                                                 - Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002

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