[ros-dev] feature request for (xml) build
ayerkes at speakeasy.net
Mon Mar 28 07:06:39 CEST 2005
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:01:34 +0200
"Casper Hornstrup" <ch at csh-consult.dk> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.com [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.com] On Behalf Of Hartmut Birr
> > Sent: 28. marts 2005 11:09
> > To: ReactOS Development List
> > Subject: [ros-dev] feature request for (xml) build
> > Hi,
> > I would like it if I can build ros outside from the source tree. This
> > makes it possible to build ros with different configurations from the
> > same (highly modified) source tree.
> > - Hartmut
> This is already implemented, but make is giving us a lot of trouble. The
> semantics of the last modified time on non-FAT volumes (eg. NTFS and EXT2)
> is to be updated once an entry within the directory is created or changed.
> We have generated files depend on their parent directories so we can make
> sure the parent directories exist before putting files in them. This,
> unfortunately, causes spurious rebuilding of targets and even looping during
> build. I have patched make to always use the creation time instead of the
> last modified time for directories. This works, but it will unfortunately
> require a custom make unless we can find another solution.
In my old bootstrap makefile I used a special target to make all directories
first. I think it's a reasonable solution.
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