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Re: Getting rid of '$top_builddir' in Makefile.in

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:11:02 -0400

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
>> Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
>> > The only case I can think of where top_builddir could be something
>> > other than '.' would be when running make from a different directory
>> > than where the generated Makefile resides. E.g. like so:
>> >
>> > cd /tmp && make -f ~/svn/Makefile
>> >
>> > In which case we'd have to be a bit smarter about setting top_builddir.
>> > But I don't expect anyone would need to compile Subversion like that.
>> Well, we'd still have relative paths in all the places where we now have
>> $top_builddir, so even the above would still work.
> I don't understand why it "would still work".
> Since it does not work now, how can it still work after getting rid of
> $top_builddir?

I just mean that its behavior wouldn't change. A relative path from cwd
is still a relative path, whether prefixed with "./" or not.


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