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Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at ges dot redhat dot com>
- To: law at redhat dot com
- Cc: tim at hollebeek dot com,Nathanael Nerode <neroden at doctormoo dot dyndns dot org>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org,gdb at sources dot redhat dot com, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 12:21:34 -0400
- Subject: Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status
- References: <200207011603.g61G38421924@porcupine.slc.redhat.com>
I believe that both BFD and READLINE (in src) are currently broken in
this regard (DJE reported problems). There was a somewhat underwelming
response (see binutils) when it was suggested that developers should be
responsible for ensuring that this obscure functionality continues to work.
In message <20020630221237.A2110@hollebeek.com>, Tim Hollebeek writes:
>> * To avoid a lot of subtle problems, configure uses absolute pathnames
>> for most directories which it puts into the Makefile. This means you
>> can no longer 'configure', relocate srcdir or builddir, and then 'make'.
>> I doubt that this is important.
I do this regularly -- especially on machines where configure is slow
(hpux, aix, solaris).
>It could cause problems with mounted directories, which can have
>different names on different machines. E.g. if I do a "make" in
>/usr/export/src/gcc and then try to do a "make install" in
>/net/src/gcc on a different machine.
Also a real problem.