where should config/configure.py put its log

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Dec 18 12:53:36 CST 2008

I pushed this change. [moves logs to PETSC_ARCH/conf - and keeps
correct links in PETSC_DIR].

If configure process aborts before PETSC_ARCH is determined, the
logfiles remain in $PETSC_DIR.

So the stuff in PETSC_DIR is always correct - but the ones in
PETSC_ARCH/conf are latest - only if configure goes beyond setting

One way to improve on this is to force 'framework' to do
utilities.arch.py much earlier.. [but the current dependencies on
petscdir,languages,compilerflags probably prevents this..].


On Wed, 17 Dec 2008, Barry Smith wrote:

>  I guess having a link for both at the end would be ok. Just need to
> make sure the link is cleaned up (removed) at the beginning of the next run.
>  Moving at the end for configure.py is fine also. You just need to move
> the code that does the file move after the catching of the exceptions
> in Configure.py
>   Please try out making the changes,
>   Barry

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