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Configuring inside the source tree
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Subject: Configuring inside the source tree
- From: Nathan Sidwell <nathan at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:08:28 +0000
- Organization: Codesourcery LLC
A month or so back, configuring and building within the source tree
broke. Our instructions tell users to make a sibling directory and configure
there. That's kind of strange, normally you see a configure file and just
execute it. The problem is, it does not fail immediately.
A few days ago, it got all the way to building libc++sup before failing
-- then installing gets you a broken C++ system. Also if the user does this
and then figures out what should be done, their stymied because the first
thing that happens in the sibling directory configure is `can't build here
when ../egcs is configured' - ow!
Either we support building within the source tree -- and get that back working.
Or we have configure issue an error immediately.
My preference is for the former behaviour -- it has the least surprising
Dr Nathan Sidwell :: http://www.codesourcery.com :: CodeSourcery LLC
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