Re: Problem building vim for multiple platforms
- On Oct 9, 12:21 am, Tony Mechelynck <antoine.mechely...@...>
> On 08/10/08 17:22, James Kanze wrote:Yes. I noticed this in the documentation shortly after posting
> > I've just downloaded the sources for vim (under Unix), and
> > am having a problem with the build procedure. According to
> > src/INSTALL, in order to build for multiple architectures, I
> > should create a target directory for each architecture, then
> > "`cd' to the directory where you want the object files and
> > executables to go and run the `configure' script.
> > `configure' automatically checks for the source code in the
> > directory that `configure' is in and in `..'."
> > This isn't working, and a quick glance at the configure
> > script (both $root/configure and $root/src/configure) show
> > that there is nothing in those scripts which tries to figure
> > out the directory. (I'm invoking configure with an absolute
> > pathname, so ` dirname $0 ` should be sufficient for it to
> > find it's subdirectories.)
> > For the moment, I'll just go ahead and build like I do with
> > a lot of other programs: configure, build and install from
> > the root, then do a distclean before repeating for another
> > platform. But if this is the way to do it, the
> > documentation should be updated.
> To build several versions of Vim on a single system, I
> recommend the "shadow directory" method.
(and after generating both the Linux and Solaris versions as
explained above). IIRC, it's what I actually did last time (for
7.1); I'd just forgotten it. But the documentation should
probably be corrected to only give this method.
James Kanze (GABI Software) email:james.kanze@...
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