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Re: Top Level Autoconfiscation Status


In message <>, Andrew Cagney writes:
>> In message <>, 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.



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