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From: Ethan Mallove (ethan.mallove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-06 14:06:01

Why does Install/ "cp" all the sources to another
directory before building it?

  Evaluating: require MTT::Common::Copytree
  Evaluating: $ret = &MTT::Common::Copytree::PrepareForInstall(@args)
>> copytree copying to <scratch>/installs/XfxU/src
  Copying directory: <scratch>/sources/mpi_get__ompi-nightly-trunk/trunk
  Running command: rm -rf trunk
  Command complete, exit status: 0
  Running command: cp -r <scratch>/sources/mpi_get__ompi-nightly-trunk/trunk .

The above happens with or without --force. Wouldn't it be
more efficient to just have one set of sources and configure
using --prefix?