Re: source dependencies cleanup? (fwd)

Alan Cox (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 23:02:02 +0000 (GMT)

> Yes it is. However, you can come up with other examples where this is not
> the case. Consider developing a driver and I want to make sure it compiles
> on the alpha, sparc, x86, ppc, and mips platforms. It would be a real pain
> to do that now.

Its not that hard. Being able to stuff the objects elsewhere to the source
would help a lot. Currently you need a set of source trees, a set of
compilers and your drive symlinked across.

> This is an excellent idea, and I think it is something that needs to be
> done. I don't see it as a replacement for what I was talking about though,
> more of something else which needs to be improved.

There are interdependencies between sections of the system and thus configs
overlap. Not a big problem but one to take care about.