Re: [PATCH] out-of-tree builds
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Mar 22 2004 - 17:15:38 EST
On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 01:58:36PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Although I like the feature to build a kernel in a different directory a lot, I
> > don't like its syntax. I prefer to just have a build directory where I can run
> > `make whatever'.
> > The following patch adds a configure script to the kernel. If you run
> > /path/to/kernel/source/tree/configure
> > it will create a Makefile in the current directory, after which you can just do
> > `make whatever', just like in the source directory.
> > The configure script contains a simple protection for when run in the source
> > directory, but this may be approved (I'm not a configure script guru).
> > Comments?
> I like the general idea.
> I'm in doubt that configure is the best name, because no actual
> configuration takes place.
I know. But I make it that way because that's how people are used to configure
for out-of-tree builds with autoconf.
> But I want to finish the external modules stuff before introducing
> more features. So it will wait until then.
Let's see what other people think ;-)
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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