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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Makefile suggestions?
Date Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:54:01 GMT
tvaughan@aventail.com wrote:
> 
> "David Reid" <abb37@dial.pipex.com> writes:
> 
> > I'm sure that most of you will know more about this than me, and will be
> > able to answer this easily..
> >
> > What I want to do is to setup the Makefiles in the beos directories to act
> > as follows...
> >
> > a)  look for the source file in the beos directory,
> > b)  if it's not there compile the one from the unix directory.
> >
> > Makefiles aren't a particular area of expertise for me, but I've got a
> > solution.  It's ugly and I'm sure that someone out there will have a better,
> > more elegant way of doing it.
> >
> > I'm starting by looking at the src/lib/apr/misc/beos sub directory, which
> > has only 2 files,  start.c and getopt.c.  getopt.c is identical to the one
> > in the unix directory so I'd like it to compile that one and remove the
> > version in the beos directory.
> 
> >From GNU make's info page:
> 
> <info>
> `VPATH': Search Path for All Dependencies

Sweet, but non-portable.

Cheers,

Ben.

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