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Re: Non-recursive make & intermediate objects

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Non-recursive make & intermediate objects
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:40:37 +1100

On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 09:04, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> Using Automake 1.7.9, I am attempting to create a single
> which is capable of building all of the libraries used by the project.
> The source files to the project are located in subdirectories, and the
> output libraries should also be located in subdirectories.  The
> objective is to replace an existing recursive build.
> Using a rule like:
> noinst_LIBRARIES = libs/somedir/libfoo.a
> and then inpecting the output of 'make -n' (and the generated
> Makefile), I see evidence that the build will put all .Po files in a
> .deps subdirectory under the, and all the .o files in the
> same directory as  This approach seems quite wrong to me
> since it is quite possible that libraries and applications may use
> similarly named source files.  Intermediate files should be placed
> either under the directory where the library is placed, or in the
> directory where the source files live.  An even better solution would
> allow the user to specify where intermediate files are placed on a
> per-library and per application basis.

subdir_objects in your automake options.

Problem is, there is a design headache that makes recursive clean fail
with this approach - I forget the bug #, but it's on my todo, waay down
there :p.


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