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Re: More about dependencies...

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: More about dependencies...
Date: 23 Oct 2000 11:23:11 -0500
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Patrick Guio <address@hidden> writes:
> I refer to my earlier mails about problem with c++ dependencies. I don't
> know whether this is a bug but I found out why I could not make
> dependencies tracking working correctly.
> My code consists of several directories
> ~
> ~/src
> ~/tests
> and so on
> ~/ does not contain so much
> ~/src is a directory with common c++ headers and source codes  while
> ~/tests contains source codes to build and test.
> When I run automake (-a -c --include-deps --force-missing) 'depcomp' were
> installed in ~/src and ~/tests but *not* in ~
> And there is the problem: when running configure I always got the messages
> checking dependency style of g++... none
> checking dependency style of gcc... none
> until I manually add a ~/depcomp
> Then 
> checking dependency style of g++... gcc
> checking dependency style of gcc... gcc
> Why is a ~/depcomp necessary in ~/ since I don't have any code there?

Actually it is needed only there, and not in the source directories.
You just need one copy of the script per tree.  'automake' appears to
be buggy.

- Hari
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