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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: No generated source inside "gen" directory
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:17:18 GMT
Andrew Stitcher wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 10:19 -0400, Alan Conway wrote:
>> Danushka Menikkumbura wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>    I get a build error when I try to compile a repository working copy. 
>>> The build fails when it is trying to compile 
>>> generate_MaxMethodBodySize_h.cpp which is supposed to reside inside the 
>>> gen directory. I can not find any generated code inside gen directory. I 
>>> ran the generate.sh manually but had no luck. Am I doing something wrong 
>>> here or what?. I went through the docs, but could not find any hint.
>>>
>>> Danushka
>>>
>> I'm guessing this is a VPATH build? Andrew Stitcher discovered yesterday that 
>> VPATH builds are broken in the way you describe. You can do an in-tree build 
>> until this get fixed, or if you're an automake whiz it would be most helpful if 
>> you could take a look yourself. I was a bit of an automake-dummy when we started

>> getting this build system together and the code generation parts in particular 
>> still suck a little.
> 
> Actually I have the VPATH build working ok for many purposes. What is
> broken AFAICT in VPATH build:
> 
> make checkbuild
> make rpmbuild
> 
> Incidentally make rpmbuild is actually wrong in the in tree build as
> well in that it doesn't run the system tests (the python/federation
> test) as it can't find the python directory.
> 
> Danushka - I'd guess that you need to start with a sufficiently clean
> tree (for some value of sufficiently)
> 

Danushka - let us know if you dont get the build working (and let us know what 
the problem was if you do.) I don't want people to be put of contributing by 
such basic stumbling blocks.

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