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Re: just doing a make dvi after running configure?

From: Ian Lance Taylor
Subject: Re: just doing a make dvi after running configure?
Date: 26 Feb 2004 12:40:39 -0500
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"Marty Leisner" <address@hidden> writes:

> But binutils 2.14 seems to intermix the configure stages with the
> make stages (instead of configuring a full tree).
> (that's what I'm seeing anyway -- some packages configure
> up front, other packages intermix configuring with making after
> they configure the top level).
> Is this the behavior we want?  Whats the advantage to configuring
> up front versus configuring as we're making (if we configure upfront
> you can run "make dvi" without actually making executables, which
> I've found useful at times).

Yes, the Cygnus-style tree used by gcc, binutils, and gdb now
configures in stages.  The initial configure just configures the top
directory.  The subdirectories are configured as needed.  This was
done by the gcc team, though I'm not entirely sure why.

I tried `make dvi' on the trunk, and I don't see it making any
executables along the way.  It's just configuring directories and
running `make dvi'.  I haven't tried the 2.14 release, though.


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