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Re: Installing (everything in) a generated directory

From: Braden McDaniel
Subject: Re: Installing (everything in) a generated directory
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 11:28:13 -0500

On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 08:49 +0100, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> >>> "Braden" == Braden McDaniel <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Braden> html: manual/index.html
> (This should be html-local, BTW; try running automake -Wall.)
> [...]
>  Braden> ... then I run into problems in "make install":
>  Braden> Making install in doc
>  Braden> make[2]: Entering directory 
> `/home/braden/src/openvrml/openvrml/BUILD/openvrml-0.14.99/_build/doc'
>  Braden> make[3]: Entering directory 
> `/home/braden/src/openvrml/openvrml/BUILD/openvrml-0.14.99/_build/doc'
>  Braden> make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
>  Braden> /usr/bin/doxygen
> There is something wrong in your dependencies if make attempts
> to rebuild the documentation even when it already exists.
> Perhaps Doxyfile is a non-distributed build file?

Argh... That's it. Doxyfile is generated by configure.

>   See the
> distcleancheck node of the manual for some discussion about
> this kind of dependency and a possible workaround.
> [...]
>  Braden> Again, using dist-hook to copy the files instead of listing "manual" 
> in
>  Braden> EXTRA_DIST circumvents this problem.
> Hiding the bug instead of fixing it?  (It's a bug if the
> documentation you distribute is always rebuilt when a user
> attempt a VPATH build.  There is no point in distributing
> the doc if users have to rebuild it anyway.)

Yeah... I probably just need to stop generating Doxyfile. As long as the
docs are built in the srcdir, generating it is really just a minor
convenience for me.


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