Just as an FYI -- this proposed fix didn't work. It apparently takes a great deal more to "undo" the Makefile consolidation. I worked on it for a couple of hours and finally just gave up.

The last commits, of course, only made this situation worse as even more of the tree now is so heavily integrated that you really can't work on just one subsystem any more - the whole tree has to be corrected if you change an API before you can test your changes.

Frankly, it isn't clear to me that we really improved things by all these changes. We may have made an autogen faster, but we have definitely made it harder to develop a subsystem. Is that really a good trade? I wonder.


At 08:08 AM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
* Ralph H. Castain wrote on Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 03:45:26PM CET:
> At 07:33 AM 11/15/2005, you wrote:
> >
> >Would it help if only the change not to build a convenience archive in
> >orte/dps would be reverted?  You could then
> >   cd orte
> >   make dps/libdps.la
> >
> >and would only have to issue the link command for liborte.la manually
> >(to override rebuilding all other files that depend on dps.h).  This
> >change has very little impact on overall autogen/build execution time.
> Your proposed change would help a great deal - thanks! Can you steer
> me through the change?

Sure.  Make sure to have automake installed, apply the patch below,
then `make' should cause the Makefiles to be rebuilt.

For building/testing, I'd do as above:
  cd orte
  make dps/libdps.la

To now recreate liborte.la without triggering all other stuff:
If you happen to use GNU make, you could use this hack (warning!
hack! do not ever do this for non-debug builds!)
  make -t
This just touches everything, so the next run of make will believe
everything to be up to date.  (You need a "make clean" to undo this
when you really want everything updated.)

Then, to recreate liborte, you do
  ../libtool --mode=clean rm -f liborte.la
  make liborte.la

(In most but not all cases, the former can be replaced by "rm -f
liborte.la").  Hope that helps.


Index: orte/dps/Makefile.am
--- orte/dps/Makefile.am        (revision 8159)
+++ orte/dps/Makefile.am        (working copy)
@@ -24,7 +24,8 @@
         dps/dps_types.h \

-liborte_la_SOURCES += \
+noinst_LTLIBRARIES += dps/libdps.la
+dps_libdps_la_SOURCES = \
         dps/dps_internal_functions.c \
         dps/dps_load_unload.c \
         dps/dps_lookup.c \
Index: orte/Makefile.am
--- orte/Makefile.am    (revision 8159)
+++ orte/Makefile.am    (working copy)
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@
 lib_LTLIBRARIES = liborte.la
 liborte_la_SOURCES =
 liborte_la_LIBADD = \
+       dps/libdps.la \
        $(MCA_orte_FRAMEWORK_LIBS) \
 liborte_la_DEPENDENCIES = $(liborte_la_LIBADD)
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