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Re: Build directory option for configure script

From: Daniel J Sebald
Subject: Re: Build directory option for configure script
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:53:34 -0500
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On 08/13/2012 12:07 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
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.

Octave main developers see it the same way. VPATH is what's being used and it works fine. The proposal is just a convenience, i.e., syntactic sugar.


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