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Re: Question on make process for Subversion

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:52:42 -0500

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Sam Barnett-Cormack <
s.barnett-cormack_at_lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> Robert Dailey wrote:
>> What would this command do:
>> (make external-all && make LT_LDFLAGS="-L$Fdestdir/usr/lib" local-all ) ||
>> return 1
>> if it were run inside of the subversion-1.5.1 directory? (This is the
>> extracted source root folder). I'm not familiar with what external-all and
>> local-all do. Furthermore, I'm not sure what LT_LDFLAGS is, as well as the
>> weird string it is using.
> I can't comment on the make targets, but I can see that:
> 1) This command is probably run during a script: the $Fdestdir is clearly a
> variable interpolation.
> 2) LT_LDFLAGS is, IIRC, the variable used to hold the flags that will be
> used by the linker (hence LDFLAGS) when running under libtool (hence LT)
> 3) As a linker flag, that -L$Fdestdir/usr/lib is saying to look for
> libraries to link with in the directory $Fdestdir/usr/lib.
> Hope that helps.

Yes, that helps out a great deal Sam. Thank you very much. Now to just
figure out what external-all and local-all are :) I'll post on the Archlinux
forums about the rest. I thought they were svn specific, but I guess not.
I'm not really sure what they're specific to.

Thanks again.
Received on 2008-08-05 16:53:08 CEST

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