curious about in-directory builds of tcl, expect, dejagnu

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Jan 5 02:33:53 PST 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Guy Benson wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at> wrote:
> <snip>
> >  like i said, it's a minor point, but i was just puzzled by why
> >the first few packages were built in a separate directory, and after
> >that, they were built in place in their source directory for no
> >apparent reason.
> >
> >rday
> >-- 
> I believe that its simply because the respective package maintainers
> (gcc/glibc/binutils/e2fsprogs) recommend to build that way. But, I would
> suspect that not all packages CAN be built with a separate build
> directory, i.e. the packages without a GNU "configure" script.

i had assumed as much, i just wanted to verify there was nothing
subtle behind the change.  i chose to configure/build all of tcl,
expect and dejagnu in their own build directories and it seems to
have worked fine.


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