[Buildroot] [PATCH v5 1/3] pkg-cmake: allow to build package in a subdirectory

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Mar 10 21:43:10 UTC 2015

On 10/03/15 18:56, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Samuel Martin,
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:35:21 +0100, Samuel Martin wrote:
>>> +ifeq ($$($(2)_SUPPORTS_IN_SOURCE_BUILD), no)
>> s/, no/,no/
> Actually it should be 'NO' and not 'no'. All other package infra
> variables have upper-case values.
> I know I suggested the SUPPORTS_IN_SOURCE_BUILD name, but what worries
> me a bit is that if one day we want to make the default to build things
> out of tree, a variable named <pkg>_SUPPORTS_IN_SOURCE_BUILD would not
> make much sense anymore. It would have to be named
> <pkg>_REQUIRES_IN_SOURCE_BUILD, set to NO by default in the package
> infra, and that can be overridden to YES by those packages that don't
> support out of tree build.
> So I'm not sure what to do know. Go with <pkg>_SUPPORTS_IN_SOURCE_BUILD
> for the moment, and change that when time comes?

 I'm all for building in a subirectory by default and only do it directly in the
tree when necessary.

 And in fact, I would not even introduce the _REQUIRES_IN_SOURCE_BUILD variable
until it is proven to be necessary. BTW, Thomas, did you introduce something
like that in your out-of-source-build branch?


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