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Re: Patch for supporting VPATH builds

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-01-26 08:37:07 CET

On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 11:26:01PM -0800, Mo DeJong wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 02:56:38AM +0100, Branko =C8ibej wrote:
> > > Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> > >=20
> > > > +dnl $MKDIR is required for configuring apr and neon in a vpath build
> > > > +MKDIR=3Dmkdir
> > > > +
> > >=20
> > > Are you sure this is right? APR uses mkdir.sh from apr/helpers. I think=
> > =20
> > > we should do the same.
> > We could, I was just looking at the GNU Makefile conventions, and it
> > said mkdir was one of the utilities we could expect all platforms to
> > have, thus we could use it directly. However, automake generates some
> > stuff which relies on $MKDIR, so I just set it to mkdir.
> I sent a patch to the apr dev list long ago to fix this problem,
> but it seems they never added it to the CVS. The real fix is to
> create a MKDIR macro that does the same thing as the mkdir shell
> script.

We just expect the caller to set the MKDIR macro to a script that does the
job. APR sets it to ./helpers/mkdir.sh. Apache sets it to
./srclib/apr/helpers/mkdir.sh. SVN sets it to ./apr/helpers/mkdir.sh.

In this way, each "top-level" configure can tell the RUN_SUBDIR_CONFIG where
to find the MKDIR script.

It is a simpler than the MKDIR macro. However, it does place a burden on the
user of RUN_SUBDIR_CONFIG. I've been torn on which is best, so ended up
doing nothing :-(


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:20 2006

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