[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-checkins] buildtools Makefile.in, 1.6, 1.7

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Wed Dec 27 16:21:43 CET 2006

On 27-12-2006 16:14:56 +0100, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
> On 12/27/2006 03:30 PM, Fabian wrote:
> > Update of /cvsroot/monetdb/buildtools
> > In directory sc8-pr-cvs7.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv5580
> > 
> > Modified Files:
> > 	Makefile.in 
> > Log Message:
> > Force python to respect the build dir, as it pollutes the source dir
> > otherwise.  This is extra annoying because when using different
> > platforms from the same source tree, python thinks its build cache is
> > fine, and just installs files which plain won't work on the target
> > machine.
> This I don't quite understand.  Autogen is python only.  There are no
> platform-dependent files there at all.  So, what is the problem that
> you're fixing?

autogen.py in an executable script with a substituted shebang
(#!/path/to).  On platform a, python is found in
/path/to/my/first/python, however on my platform b python is to be found
at /somewhere/else/in/my/filesystem/is/python.

My shell (correctly IMO) thinks that an executable file with an invalid
shebang cannot be executed.

Note, this is not a problem as long as your python is always in the same
place, e.g. /usr/bin/python.  This is not the case for me, as there's
either no python shipped with the OS, or it's so outdated that I want to
replace it with my own version.

> (This is not saying that I mind the solution, I question the reason.)

The solution is wrong, checkin to fix it follows shortly I hope.


no, I cannot get the ***!*!@@#$(@!*@** thing right.  So if you know how
in the python world you are supposed to build into a build dir (such
that the install target also uses the build dir) than I urge you to fix
it properly.  I will reverse my checkin, as it breaks installation right

What a mess.

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