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Re: [PATCH] VPATH build of Libtool

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [PATCH] VPATH build of Libtool
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 15:25:43 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 21:05, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> > On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm unsure about config/ltmain.sh, its handling is not consistent
> > > as of now.  Should it be created in the source or the build tree?
> > > - configure creates it in $top_builddir/config/ltmain.sh
> > > - `make dist' fails because it does not find it in the source tree:
> >
> > I believe that this file should be created in the source tree.
> >
> One of the uses of VPATHish builds is to run two or more simultaneous
> builds, for example where the source is on NFS and you're building on
> Solaris and Linux...
> This wouldn't be possible if config.h is dumped into the source
> directory!

Right.  That is why it is good that this discussion is regarding
ltmain.sh rather than config.h. :-)

This is a function of libtoolize.  Some steps must necessarily write
to the source directory.

Bob Friesenhahn

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