maintainer mode

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Sat Oct 31 12:49:33 GMT 1998

On Oct 30, 1998, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:

>> Most of what I'm doing manually would be taken care of by automake,
>> but, as we discussed in private a few weeks ago, we'd have to give up
>> a single top-level Makefile and create Makefiles in each
>> subdirectory.

> is there anything wrong with that?  i would like to see this happen, as i
> could split rpc_* into libraries and just do cp into pam_ntdom etc...

Well, you *can* do that already...  Creating libraries is orthogonal
to creating single directories.

BTW, only now I notice: the current compilation commands are quite
unportable; several C compilers do not accept `-c' and `-o'
together...  The only portable behavior is to compile only with `-c',
then move the `.o' from the current directory to the desired
directory.  And all the burden of avoiding trouble with parallel
builds falls upon the Makefile writer.  That's one of the reasons why
automake does not support compiling sources from other directories.

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva at mailto:oliva at mailto:aoliva at
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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