Subject: Re: build breaks w/ read-only sources
To: None <>
From: William Allen Simpson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2003 17:01:25
David Young wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:02:37AM -0600, David Young wrote:
> > Building w/ read-only sources breaks while building the tools.
> > Should that be echo /u1/dyoung/scratch-cuw/T > ${OBJDIR}/PREVIOUSTOOLDIR ?
> I think that the problem was that I was using ./ -O objdir -o,
> but my objdir was empty. I am surprised that the build does not bomb
> the first time it tries to cd to a missing objdir.
I wish that -O would mkdir the objdir when it doesn't exist.  That was 
always a problem with 'make build', after rm'ing an old objdir and 
forgetting to mkdir a new one (or forgetting on a new install), the src 
tree got polluted. 

I thought that -T will mkdir the tooldir?  Consistency would be nice.

William Allen Simpson
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