purpose of "vpath" for Config.in in Makefile?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at mindspring.com
Thu Mar 2 18:59:25 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> what is the purpose of the line:
> vpath %/Config.in $(srctree)
> in the top-level Makefile? AFAIK, the vpath directive affects only
> the search path for *dependencies* but, from what i read, all of the
> Config.in files in the source tree are never treated as dependencies.
> rather, they're "source"d from that top-level Config.in file which
> doesn't seem to have anything to do with vpath. or are they being
> used as dependencies somewhere that i just didn't notice?
um ... never mind. i figured this out. duh.
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