[PATCH] Use automake (v3)

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Wed Dec 2 18:03:44 GMT 2020

On 02/12/2020 17:05, Corinna Vinschen via Cygwin-patches wrote:
> On Dec  2 15:36, Jon Turney wrote:
>> On 01/12/2020 09:18, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> What bugs me is that the mingw executables are built in utils/mingw,
>>> but the object files are still in utils.  Any problem generating the
>>> object files in utils/mingw, too?
>> Not easily.
>> This behaviour can be turned off by not using the 'subdir-objects' automake
>> option.
>> But then automake warns that option is disabled (since it's going to be the
>> default in future).
> So why not just move the mingw source files to utils/mingw, too?

There's probably some scope for doing that, but not in all cases, as 
some files are built multiple times with different compilers and/or flags.

e.g. path.cc is built with a cygwin compiler and -DFSTAB as part of 
mount, with a MinGW compiler as part of cygcheck, and with a MinGW 
compiler and -DTESTSUITE as part of path-testsuite.

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