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From: Ralf Wildenhues (Ralf.Wildenhues_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-07 14:53:56

Hi Brian,

* Brian Barrett wrote on Sun, May 07, 2006 at 08:38:35PM CEST:
> On May 6, 2006, at 6:29 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >
> > A very minor nit in OpenMPI, concerning autotools: I think it's
> > better to specify the arguments to AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR and _MACRO_DIR
> > without leading "./", since if those name end up in Makefile targets,
> > BSD make won't have problems with VPATH lookup. (Maybe this should be
> > noted in the Autoconf documentation.)
> Probably means this was a problem in some ancient version of our
> environment and it never got changed. It looks reasonable, so I'll
> make it so. Which platforms will barf with the './config'? Trying
> to figure out which branches this needs to be committed to...

None will barf, but some variants of BSD make may have issues with VPATH
(source tree != build tree) builds. I'm being intentionally vague here
as I haven't encountered issues with OpenMPI yet.