makeobj(1) run make from the correct directory


makeobj [ make-argument ... ]


makeobj is a wrapper around make which basically checks whether it's in the source directory or the build directory and changes to the correct directory before calling make.

The command-line arguments will (generally) be passed directly to make.

This script is useful if the source directory is different from the build directory and the Makefiles are kept in the build directory, as is common for instance when building the KDE sources. This script can however be used in more standard scenarios (such as non-KDE projects for which the source and build directories are the same), where it will behave just like make.

One of the environment variables OBJ_SUBDIR or OBJ_REPLACEMENT should be set to indicate where the build directory is in relation to the source directory.

This utility is part of the KDE Software Development Kit.


Note that only one of OBJ_SUBDIR and OBJ_REPLACEMENT should be used. If the build directory is simply a subdirectory of the source directory, the simpler variable OBJ_SUBDIR should be used.
Indicates that the build directory is in the given subdirectory of the source directory. For instance, if the source directory is kdesdk and the build directory is kdesdk/obj-i386-linux, then OBJ_SUBDIR should be set to obj-i386-linux.
A sed expression that is used to transform the source directory into the build directory. For instance, if the source directory is ~/src/kdesdk and the build directory is ~/src/kdesdk-obj, then OBJ_REPLACEMENT could be set to s#src/kdesdk#src/kdesdk-obj#.


makeobj was written by Stephan Kulow <[email protected]>.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).