Problem subdir configures get run again after toolchain built if make repeated.

Phil Edwards
Wed Dec 18 14:09:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 06:19:36PM +0000, Graham Stott wrote:
> Hi Nathanael, DJ
> There appears to be a problem in recent changes to configure and build process
> in the Uberbaum tree.
> After successfully configuring and building a toolchain (ie. running configure
> then make) I find that running make again afterwards with no changes or updates
> results in configure being runing again in many but not all subdirs.

Same here.  I've been going slightly nuts trying to figure out what changed.

> This happens on all toolchains I've tried so far. I don't know when this behaviour
> first appeared but it's likely to be sometime in the last two weeks.

I agree.

> The powerpc-eabi target is one I've tried which shows the problem.

Native x86/linux also exhibits this behavior.


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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