gcc and binutils obj directory

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Nov 7 20:56:14 PST 2004

Thanks. That makes sense. But I'm sure we can all agree that using obj/ inside 
the source directory should cause no problems, unless obj/ is being used by 
the Makefiles...

On November 7, 2004 05:26 pm, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Robert Connolly wrote:
> > Does anyone have options on doing:
> >
> > install -d obj &&
> > cd obj &&
> > ../configure
> >
> > for GCC and Binutils instead of what we have been doing so far? This
> > would keep our /sources directory a bit cleaner, and its easier to
> > upgrade (or change) versions of GCC/Binutils. This is basicly what LFS
> > does with e2fsprogs already.
> In both cases we do as the upstream devs suggest we do.  e2fsprogs like
> the object directory to be *within* the source directory, binutils & gcc
> like it to be outside.  Whilst it *may* work having the object directory
> within the binutils/gcc source directory, that configuration isn't
> supported upstream, hence our current approach.
> Regards,
> Matt.

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