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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: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 18:27:20 -0400
- Subject: Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status
- References: <200207011724.g61HO5P22335@porcupine.slc.redhat.com>
In message <3D20818E.email@example.com>, Andrew Cagney writes:
>> 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).
>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.
Hmmm, I'm 99.9% sure I recently did this with a tree which included
BFD & READLINE and I didn't see any problems. That doesn't mean such
problems don't exist -- it merely means I didn't run into them.