building GDB

Tom Tromey
Wed Dec 18 20:23:00 GMT 2019

Joel> Going back to Simon's question about what to do for the release,
Joel> I tend to agree with you that it's an unnecessary risk to be trying
Joel> to finish the transition of moving the directories to the root
Joel> directory. Could we add a test that checks explicitly for in-tree
Joel> builds and abort with a clear error message when detected?

Sure.  I don't know when I can get to it though.

Joel> Is there an in-tree/out-of-tree check that already exists for that?
Joel> Otherwise, I'd base it on the src_dir being different from the
Joel> build dir, but that's simple-minded and pretty easy to defeat
Joel> (not that it's a huge issue).

We could just check for any old source file in ".", like ChangeLog.

Or we could revert the gnulib move on the branch.  That might not be too


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