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[Xen-devel] Re: tidy up requested

To: Jacob Gorm Hansen <jacobg@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: tidy up requested
From: Sean Dague <sean@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:20:25 -0400
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On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 01:36:21PM +0200, Jacob Gorm Hansen wrote:
> Anthony Liguori wrote:
> > Perhaps now is an appropriate time to introduce two other things, a
> > PREFIX variable settable in the top-level Makefile and a pkg-config
> > scripts for xcs and the xenstore.  Thoughts?
> Would that mean I would have to have the xen headers and libs installed
> (like in recent autoconf-using vmtools) to be able to compile these?  I
> just spent the afternoon yesterday editing all the autoconf-cr*p out of
> vmtools, because I prefer to be able to compile everything from the xen
> tree without having to do a make install of xen first.

:vm-tools> ./configure --with-xen-source=../wherever/you/like

No need for root, no need to install xen first.

> If this is the case, please don't. I have Jamfiles for most of the core
> tools and vmtools for anyone who is interested. They support fast and
> clean builds to a separate build-directory (without fear of
> name-collisions), and they allow me to have as many xen-checkouts on my
> build machine as I want, without being root, without a separate
> configure step and resulting mess of autogenerated .h files, and without
> any 'make installs'.
> Best regards,
> Jacob



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