[Python-Dev] Modules/makesetup loop
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 2 Nov 2000 14:31:59 -0500 (EST)
[We've uncovered the root of Jeremy's problem here -- this is a
problem/limitation of make with VPATH.]
Jeremy Hylton writes:
> There is a Setup.local in the source directory.
That's why it isn't being built. Since it's on the VPATH, make
thinks it already exists in a usable form. Since the command that
uses it doesn't look for the "most local" version but assumes it
exists in the right place, the command fails.
This is a problem that exists with VPATH; the built files cannot
already exist in the source directories (hence, the build directories
can't refer to source dirs which have been used as build dirs; "make
clobber" isn't good enough for the Setup* files).
Remove (or move) the existing file, and it should work fine.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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