Re: [PATCH] out-of-tree builds

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 13:04:37 EST

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.

But I want to finish the external modules stuff before introducing
more features. So it will wait until then.

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