Subject: Re: CVS commit: sharesrc/share/mk
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/29/2001 15:57:55
On 29 Oct 2001, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
: > There have been requests to add a default for TOOLDIR, and I have had some
: > reservations about this. However, I do plan to add such a default, set to a
: > subdirectory of the top-level objdir (src/Makefile will include <bsd.obj.mk>
: > and create an objdir like everyone else, too). This will make the defaults
: > buildable without forcing anything to be set.
: I would very much like this for another reason. I need a directory to
: throw the metadata log for non-root builds into, and such a directory
: (or its objdir) would be perfect for such a purpose.
Actually, a top-level objdir (not the default TOOLDIR underneath it) would
probably be most appropriate here.
I've added a bulleted to-do item to turn on metadata logging automatically
if UNPRIVILEGED is set at the top level.
: > Right. Also note that (as documented in the new BUILDING) the USETOOLS
: > variable will be tri-state, to emphasize the very different nature of
: > building without TOOLDIR.
: I don't think your explanation of the three states is sufficient for
: naive users to understand -- you might want to expand it in BUILDING.
I did; read BUILDING. This post was an Executive Summary[tm]. 8-)
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