[ofiwg] symlinks in git repos

RIHANI, HAMZA hamza.rihani at atos.net
Thu Nov 22 08:57:44 PST 2018

> Subject: Re: [ofiwg] symlinks in git repos
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 06:59:27PM +0000, Hefty, Sean wrote:
> > With the merger of fabtests into libfabric, we're looking at code being shared
> between the two.  One way of handling this is to use symlinks in fabtests to
> reference files stored in the libfabric portion of the tree.
> >
> > This works wonderful... on Linux.  On Windows, not so much.  :/ Has
> > anyone had any experience using symlinks or sharing files between
> > different directories in git that works when building on Windows?
> >
> > So far, our best option appears to be maintaining actual copies of
> > the files/code, and relying on some sort of script to ensure that
> > they are kept in sync.


You could use the -I option of the compiler and set the include path to where the
header files are.
Maybe also add an option in configure script (for instance "--libfabric-src") to control the
path in case the header files are not in the default location.


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