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Re: Build directory option for configure script

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Build directory option for configure script
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:07:05 -0600
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On 08/13/2012 10:57 AM, Daniel J Sebald wrote:
>>> it might be something like:
>>> --builddir=DIR           object and libraries
>>> which is essentially the same as doing:
>>> mkdir ../DIR
>>> cd ../DIR
>>> ../<projname>/configure OTHER_OPTS
>>> cd ../<projname>

> I'm reading up on VPATH builds.  I'll toss the VPATH method over to the
> Octave discussion list.

What you suggested above IS a VPATH build.  VPATH is the 'make' variable
name for using a builddir that is different from the sourcedir, and your
proposal is just about adding syntactic sugar to the ./configure command
to make a VPATH build easier to specify from the configure command line,
by naming something other than '.' as the builddir.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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