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Re: Finding "config.h" in VPATH builds

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Finding "config.h" in VPATH builds
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 19:34:23 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

* David Bruce wrote on Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 12:43:54AM CEST:
> I have a project with all the source files in a src directory just
> below trunk, which is where the top level and
> live.  When I run configure, config.h is created at build/config.h.
> If I run configure from within trunk, make works successfully, but if
> I do a VPATH build I get errors because config.h is not located.  If I
> change ' #include "config.h" '  to ' #include ../config.h" ', it works
> as either a VPATH build or an in-tree build.  I'm not sure this is the
> right way to address this, however.

If you are using Automake, then _not_ using the option 'nostdinc' will
cause the right include paths to be added to preprocessor invocations,
so that
  #include <config.h>

should work for both in-tree and VPATH builds.  No need to add any other
include flags manually:
(This is implemented internally with the DEFAULT_INCLUDES variable, as
John already explained.)

And BTW, if you are ever including paths to build and source tree
locations manually, that coincide when building in-tree, then you should
list the build tree path first, for consistent semantics, e.g.:
  -I. -I$(srcdir)


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