[openbeos-build-team] Re: Dependency confusion

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-build-team@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 13:06:36 +0200 (MEST)

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Erik Jaesler wrote:

> >> make libcppunit.so".  I was under the impression that jam built the 
> >> entire dependency tree regardless of where in the tree you were 
> >> building.  That being the case, why doesn't jam "know how to make 
> >> libcppunit.so" when it's clearly in the tree?
> >
> >Your impression is unfortunately incorrect. The current Jam system can 
> >only build targets in the current directory or subdirectories. I 
> >critized this behavior as a side note on this list earlier. It can be 
> >fixed, but not without changing Jambase.
> Now that you remind me, I do remember you mentioning this.  So let's fix 
> it!  I know there's been some argument that we don't want to be using a 
> "custom" version of jam (like there are so many other BeOS projects out 
> there using jam that would be adversely effected), but this seems like a 
> pretty no-brainer modification to do, and will certainly make the tool 
> more useful.

I don't think this issue is that pressing. Therefore I would rather see
everything building first and then we can think about improving the

CU, Ingo

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