[LLVMdev] llvm-config suggestion

Reid Spencer reid at x10sys.com
Wed Apr 12 22:56:37 PDT 2006

Well, we had llvm-config in tools originally and moved it out because it
isn't really a tool. Furthermore, it doesn't work 100% yet and probably
won't until after 1.7. I can move it if that's where you want it.


On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 23:25 -0500, Chris Lattner wrote:
> I recently tried out llvm-config:
> % llvm-config --help
> tcsh: ..../llvm/utils//llvm-config: Permission denied.
> The issue is that I haven't installed my llvm-tree, I'm running it out of 
> my  build directory.  Further, llvm/utils is in my path, and apparently 
> the shell is trying to run the utils/llvm-config directory as a program, 
> which obviously doesn't work very well.
> A simple suggestion to improve the situation:
> 1. Move utils/llvm-config -> tools/llvm-config
> 2. Make the *built* llvm-config get put into llvm/Debug/bin/ with the rest
>     of the tools.
> This would make it work more naturally, without having to install the llvm 
> tree or add new dirs to our PATH's.
> Reasonable, or no?
> -Chris
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