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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Compiling Tomcat 6.0.x trunk
Date Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:49:33 GMT
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Chuck,

On 9/20/2010 10:00 PM, Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>> From: Christopher Schultz [mailto:chris@christopherschultz.net] 
>> Subject: Re: Compiling Tomcat 6.0.x trunk
> 
>> I suspect you are an administrator on your box, so writing 
>> files to C:\usr\share\java shouldn't be a problem :)
> 
> There's nothing special about C:\usr - it's not a Windows-created
> directory (and not to be confused with C:\Users).

I understand that. What I'm saying is that it's trivial for a Windows
user to create a C:\usr directory -- especially if that user is an
administrator on the box, which is usually the case with Microsoft
Windows users in general, and developers specifically because they like
to have complete control.

The same is not true on a UNIX box: almost no work is ever done as an
administrator, so trying to write to /usr is kind of obnoxious. Feel
free to have the last word on this one, 'cause I just don't really care
at this point.

>> If "compile" requires some other target first, why doesn't 
>> it do so explicitly?
> 
> The build-prepare target is only intended to be run once, as part of
> the initialization.  It of course could be made smarter to detect if
> it already has been run, but the additional complexity really isn't
> needed.

I don't see why that target couldn't be run more than once. TC 7 has
roughly the same target, and the "compile" target uses it as a dependency.

- -chris
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