build.dir not based on configure.dir

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Fri Jul 18 06:02:23 PDT 2008

On Jul 18, 2008, at 6:02 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> So destroot.dir is based on build.dir but build.dir isn't based on
> configure.dir. Why not? It means that if a port wants to override the
> configure/build/destroot directory it has to set both the
> configure.dir and the build.dir. Wouldn't it be nice if it could just
> set the configure.dir and the others would inherit the new value?

I think this was set this way because there are project where the  
configure script is buried somewhere while you still need to run  
'make' from the top level directory.

I'm not sure how common that is, however, so it might make sense to  
swap the default to your suggestion (we'd have to go through and make  
sure we don't break anything that depends on the old behavior, though).

Daniel J. Luke
| *---------------- dluke at ----------------* |
| *-------------- -------------* |
|   Opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily   |
|          reflect the opinions of my employer.          |

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PGP.sig
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 194 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : 

More information about the macports-dev mailing list