Subject: Re: Build System Changes Backed Out
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/1997 19:59:20
> On Sat, 31 May 1997 15:58:08 -0700
> Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Sigh. I dunno. I managed to do a complete Alpha build on
> > Wednesday. I think I ran into two problems. I like the idea of
> > being able to do a build without corrupting the existing system, and I
> > suspect that it will never be possible to make it all work with zero
> > impact on anybody. But I guess we'll see what happens...
> It's actually possible to do that with the old build system, and I
> do it whenever I make a binary snapshot of the hp300 port. All you
> need to do is set DESTDIR to something, and run "make build".
unless the new scheme builds the toolchain first and uses the
just-build toolchain to build everything (including the toolchain
again), that isn't really true. It's certainly not true with DESTDIR
builds right now.