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Re: revision 1290 breaks when builddir != srcdir

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-02-22 22:52:48 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 09:05:33PM +0000, Philip Martin wrote:
> >...
> > This breaks a build from scratch with builddir != srcdir. The reason
> > is that if the directory <builddir>/apr-util/xml/expat does not exist
> > when apr-util dirctory is configured, then expat.h does not get
> > created.
> Ah. And if expat.h is missing, then apr_xml.c doesn't compile?


> > Is there any reason I should not put this bit back?
> Yes :-) This seems to be a problem with apr-util, not our use of it.
> Specifically, it seems that apr-util/build/apu-conf.m4 should be doing a
> "mkdir" for VPATH builds.
> Not sure exactly where/how, but apr-util should take care of it.

Justin claimed the absence of mkdir was intentional. This would imply
that Subversion has to create the directory. I didn't really
understand Justin's comment at the time, see


I'm not an autoconf expert, and I get lost in these huge shell
scripts. All I know is that it used to work and now it's broken :-(

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