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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add INSTALL file

On 21/10/14 11:01, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> On 17/10/14 15:50, Olaf Hering wrote:
>>> +Variables recognized by make
>>> +==========================
>> What about some reference to .config in the top level?  It is what I use
>> for providing most of these parameters in a XenServer build.
> Like this?
> In addition to pass variables as make options it is also supported to
> create a ".config" file in the toplevel directory. The file will be
> sourced by make(1). It should contain the variables in the form
> "variable := value". The usage of ":=" is prefered to override earlier
> assignments to that variable by make(1).
> Olaf

Thats ok, although I am not sure a description of ":=" is strictly
needed - we are not teaching people to use make(1).  I think "will be
sourced by make(1)" is sufficient to describe that it is a makefile snippet.


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