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Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released

From: Matthias Jurenz
Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] GNU Automake 1.14 released
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:28:26 +0200
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On Tuesday 03 September 2013 16:01:30 Ralph Castain wrote:
> I still don't see an issue with just detecting the version of automake being
> used, and setting a conditional that indicates whether or not to use
> explicitly include the subdir. Seems like a pretty trivial solution.

Ralph, sorry, we don't understand your proposal. The warnings will be 
generated at automake time. An AM_CONDITIONAL wont help us here.

> On Sep 3, 2013, at 3:49 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <address@hidden> 
> > On Sep 3, 2013, at 6:45 PM, Fabrício Zimmerer Murta 
<address@hidden> wrote:
> >> I think autotools has a concept of disallowing symlinks as it seems
> >> symlinks can't be done in a portable way, and the goal of autotools is
> >> making projects portable.
> >> 
> >> Well, if the autotools user feels like using symlinks, then it must be
> >> expected to break portability wherever you take your autoconfiscated
> >> code to. A choice to the user. Maybe in the case, as the project is
> >> bound to specific compilers, it would not be a problem to loose
> >> portability a bit more by considering symbolic linking around.> 
> > Fair enough.
> > 
> > We've been using sym links in the OMPI project for years in order to
> > compile a series of .c files in 2 different ways.  It's portable to all
> > the places that we need/want it.

Jeff, I think you mean the $(LN_S) loops for the PMPI interface. We will have a 
look into this. Thanks.

- Bert

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