Re: build from RO source tree?

From: Geert Uytterhoeven (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 03:21:44 EST

On 2 Jul 2003, david nicol wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-02 at 09:15, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Subject: [PATCH] touchless dependencies for 2.4.x
> > The 2.4.x dependency system depends on being able to `touch' include files in
> > case of recursive dependencies. This fails when using a revision control
> > system (e.g. ClearCase) where non-checked out files are read-only and cannot be
> > touch'ed.
> >
> > The patch below solves this by making object files depend on (recursive) lists,
> > containing the list of dependencies for each header file.
> So with this patch applied you can safely build in a lndir against
> a RO media. but without it you can't?

The current 2.4 build system always touches includes files. If your source tree
is RO, the touches will fail.



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