Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1977 closed enhancement (invalid)

build system : support multiple generated folders

Reported by: mmadia Owned by: bonefish
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Build System Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86


As the number of possible generated targets has increased over the years, It'd be nice if the build system would have the option to organize the user's generated directories. eg,


hrev5 bone zeta haiku

gcc2 gcc4

This would be especially useful for those who build and keep multiple targets on the same system. This would also lay some foundation for creating software similar to Mozilla's Tinderboxes : ,

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comment:1 by bonefish, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The build system already supports multiple output directories. You can create an arbitrary directory and invoke the configure script from there. I usually create them in the root folder of the sources and call them generated-{gcc2,gcc4,ppc,test,...}, but you're free to create the hierarchy you proposed.

To build in a specific output directory, you have to cd there to invoke "jam", or alternatively set the HAIKU_OUTPUT_DIR environment variable an run "jam" from within the source tree.

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