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Re: [Ada] Bootstrapping mainline GNAT fails (with workaround androot cause: makefile bug)

Florian Weimer <> writes:

> Andreas Jaeger <> writes:
>>> I'm not sure if anyone cares, but that's definitely a regression from GCC
>>> 2.95.x.  I've been building GCC in a subdirectory of the source directory
>>> for years.
>> AFAIK A (new, empty) subdirectory of the source dir should work - what
>> is not supported is building directly in the source dir.  If this is
>> broken, it should get fixed,
> install.texi reads:
> | First, we @strong{highly} recommend that GCC be built into a
> | separate directory than the sources which does @strong{not} reside
> | within the source tree.  This is how we generally build GCC; building
> | where @var{srcdir} == @var{objdir} should still work, but doesn't
> | get extensive testing; building where @var{objdir} is a subdirectory
> | of @var{srcdir} is unsupported.
> That's why I didn't care about the breakage in the Ada run-time
> library when OBJDIR is a subdirectory of SRCDIR.

I really thought it was the other way round - but anyway always used a
separate build dir ;-).

Thanks for the clarification,
 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs

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