Re: htdig3-dev seperate build-directories

Didier Gautheron (
Sat, 09 Jan 1999 18:03:49 +0000

Alexander Bergolth wrote:
> Hi!
> I have just changed the Makefiles to allow compiling of the htdig-sources
> in seperate build-directories.
> You should now be able to configure and compile different
> htdig-versions from the same sources, e.g. my debugging version resides in
> /scratch/leo/htdig-debug
> and I configure it from that directory using
> ../htdig-cvs/htdig3/configure
> Maybe there are still some dependencies that are not updated correctly so
> if you have any troubles compiling, you know who is to blame... :)
there's stuff in gnu make to auto build dependencies e.g.:


OBJS = Document.o HTML.o Images.o \
                Parsable.o Plaintext.o Postscript.o \
                Retriever.o SGMLEntities.o Server.o \
                URLRef.o main.o ExternalParser.o PDF.o

include $(patsubst %.o,%.d,$(OBJS))

        rm -f $*.d
        echo -n "$@ " >$@
        $(CXX) $(ALL_CXXFLAGS) -M $< >> $@

The .d files will be check, rebuild and 'reincluded' when needed, and
you don't have to care about 'make depend' anymore.

Caveat: it's only gnu make
Warning: there're quirks in the file the :
     %.d: %.c
             $(SHELL) -ec '$(CC) -M $(CPPFLAGS) $< \
                           | sed '\''s/$*\\.o[ :]*/& $@/g'\'' > $@'
stuff can produce erroneous dependencies if $(CC) failed.


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