makeobj - 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
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-
makeobj was written by Stephan Kulow <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
March 20, 2005