On Tuesday 03 September 2013 16:01:30 Ralph Castain wrote:

> I still don't see an issue with just detecting the version of automake being

> used, and setting a conditional that indicates whether or not to use

> explicitly include the subdir. Seems like a pretty trivial solution.


Ralph, sorry, we don't understand your proposal. The warnings will be generated at automake time. An AM_CONDITIONAL wont help us here.


> On Sep 3, 2013, at 3:49 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <jsquyres@cisco.com> wrote:

> > On Sep 3, 2013, at 6:45 PM, FabrÝcio Zimmerer Murta <fabricio@familiamurta.org> wrote:

> >> I think autotools has a concept of disallowing symlinks as it seems

> >> symlinks can't be done in a portable way, and the goal of autotools is

> >> making projects portable.

> >>

> >> Well, if the autotools user feels like using symlinks, then it must be

> >> expected to break portability wherever you take your autoconfiscated

> >> code to. A choice to the user. Maybe in the case, as the project is

> >> bound to specific compilers, it would not be a problem to loose

> >> portability a bit more by considering symbolic linking around.>

> > Fair enough.

> >

> > We've been using sym links in the OMPI project for years in order to

> > compile a series of .c files in 2 different ways. It's portable to all

> > the places that we need/want it.


Jeff, I think you mean the $(LN_S) loops for the PMPI interface. We will have a look into this. Thanks.


- Bert


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