samba-3.0.0 -- some comments + patch

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Sep 29 14:05:40 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 15:59, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 11:31, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> > > BW: What is the reason for that `touch'? I think when configuring outside
> > > the source tree, configure should NOT modify the source tree (not even
> > > timestamps)!!
> > The touch is there to make sure the C files are recompiled if some of
> > the defines they use change.
> I see.
> I think there ought to be a better way to achieve that.
> Consider the following scenario:
> 1. unpack the source tree
> 2. configure and build for system A in a build tree A
> 3. configure and build for system B in a build tree B
> 4. do again a 'make all' in build tree A
> 	due to the touch during 3. quite a few things will then be rebuilt.
> A "canonical" method to achieve such things is to use some "stamp" files
> as auxiliary targets in the build tree.
This would make the makefile a lot more complicated. However, if you
have a patch, I'd be happy to look at it.

Jelmer Vernooij  -
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