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Re: %configure assuming in-source-tree builds



Michel Salim wrote:
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Michel Salim wrote:
Hi all,

Some upstream developers recommend that their software (thinking of LLVM
and PLT Scheme, but there must be others) *not* be configured and built
at the top-level source directory (typically recommending using build/,
object/ or some such).

When this is needed, currently the Fedora packager has to revert to
calling the configure script directly, foregoing the %configure macro,
and copying as much of the configure settings by hand. Would it be a
desirable feature to, say, be able to declare

Thanks to Michael and Mamoru -- should these be listed in our packaging
guidelines?

I'd really rather see something like your initial suggestion.

--
  Peter


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