Building Source Strace Source Codes

Mike Frysinger vapier at
Thu Feb 19 19:47:20 UTC 2015

On 19 Feb 2015 20:26, Alangi Derick wrote:
>      I found out something when i built the latest version of Strace. I
> notice that when i build the source, the object files are mixed with the
> source codes them selves(.c files) but i thought of an idea that:
> - When the source codes are built using: make, there should be a separate
> folder that the object files can be generated and kept in so as to keep the
> directory clean and not mixed with object files and source codes. This will
> lead to ease in search of files.
>      That is an idea i had in mind but if there is a special reason for
> allowing the object files in the same directory as the source files, i will
> like to know because i am planning on working on the build so as the object
> files can be stored in a folder called:
> strace_build which contains all the .o(binary) files generated by running
> make.

you can already do this if you want:
 make distclean
 mkdir build
 cd build
 make -j

each method has advantages
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