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Changes in mkdir definition cause problems
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 13:08:21 +0200 (CEST)
- From: valette at crf.canon.fr (VALETTE Eric)
- Subject: Changes in mkdir definition cause problems
>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Corsepius <corsepiu at faw.uni-ulm.de> writes:
Ralf> VALETTE Eric wrote:
>> Previously MKDIR was defined as "/bin/mkdir -p"
>> now MKDIR is defined as "/bin/mkdir"
>> Causing every Makefile that contains $(MKDIR) to fail.
Ralf> AFAIS, only the mcp750 BSP is affected :-.
>> What is the rationale for the change and what is the correct
>> way to make it?
Ralf> The rationale behind is further adaptation to automake standards:
Ralf> automake uses mkinstalldirs for "recursive mkdir" and "mkdir" for
Ralf> "non-recursive mkdir", because mkdir -p and mkdir -m XXX are not
Ralf> portable. Therefore the checks for mkdir -p, which we had in
Ralf> configure.in and aclocal/mkdir.m4 until recently, now have been deleted
Ralf> and places where $(MKDIR) had been used before, have been replaced with
Ralf> either mkinstalldirs or mkdir.
If you use mkdir, then the second compilation will fail because the directory
exists which is a pain...