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Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status
- From: Jeff Law <law at porcupine dot slc dot redhat dot com>
- To: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at ges dot redhat dot com>
- Cc: law at redhat dot com, tim at hollebeek dot com, Nathanael Nerode <neroden at doctormoo dot dyndns dot org>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, gdb at sources dot redhat dot com, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 11:24:05 -0600
- Subject: Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status
- Reply-to: law at redhat dot com
In message <3D20818E.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Andrew Cagney writes:
>> In message <20020630221237.A2110@hollebeek.com>, Tim Hollebeek writes:
>> >> * To avoid a lot of subtle problems, configure uses absolute pathnames
>> >> for most directories which it puts into the Makefile. This means you
>> >> can no longer 'configure', relocate srcdir or builddir, and then 'make'
>> >> I doubt that this is important.
>> I do this regularly -- especially on machines where configure is slow
>> (hpux, aix, solaris).
>I believe that both BFD and READLINE (in src) are currently broken in
>this regard (DJE reported problems). There was a somewhat underwelming
>response (see binutils) when it was suggested that developers should be
>responsible for ensuring that this obscure functionality continues to work.
Hmmm, I'm 99.9% sure I recently did this with a tree which included
BFD & READLINE and I didn't see any problems. That doesn't mean such
problems don't exist -- it merely means I didn't run into them.