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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5 of 5] makefile: Use $(abspath) for XEN_ROOT

>>> On 31.07.12 at 17:52, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This patch wraps the assignment of XEN_ROOT in each Makefile with a call to
> $(abspath) which removes internal parent path references which result from 
> the definition of XEN_ROOT as $(CURDIR)../../ (etc).

Except that it's a make 3.81 invention, and so far we support
building with make 3.80. So if you want to use it, you'll need to
provide a fallback implementation (the placement of which may
turn out to be problematic).


> For example, it changes the output from
>   gcc readnotes.o -o readnotes
>   /bind/myrepos/xen-unstable.hg/tools/xcutils/../../tools/libxc/libxenctrl.so
> /bind/myrepos/xen-unstable.hg/tools/xcutils/../../tools/libxc/libxenguest.so
> to
>   gcc readnotes.o -o readnotes 
> /bind/myrepos/xen-unstable.hg/tools/libxc/libxenctrl.so
>   /bind/myrepos/xen-unstable.hg/tools/libxc/libxenguest.so
> which decreases verbosity and increases clarity when reading the build log.
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>

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