[Scons-users] Is there a hidden file somewhere that can prevent files from being built?

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Tue Jul 12 22:06:36 EDT 2016

Is there a .sconsign file in your repository directory?


On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Dan McNaul <danmcnaul at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a strange problem.  I have a repository where I pull all the code
> out of source-control into and then build.  The repository directory is
> removed and recreated before pulling the code into it.
> This repository is then referenced from individual $HOME directories as we
> make changes.  We “freshen” the official repository as needed.
> This was working fine for months.  It has stopped working in a weird way.
> I can pull out the code and then build in a $HOME directory.  Scons builds
> all units.  No problems.  When I try to build in the “official” or
> “repository” area, Scons only builds a handful of units and then stops.
> There are no errors and the build of these handful of units is complete.
> The other units are not touched.
> There must be some sort of hidden file somewhere that is causing Scons to
> only build the handful of units and not the entire project.  I tried the
> “debug=prepare” option, but it only showed the handful of units, none of
> the other units in the product were mentioned.
> Do any of you know what file this may be and where it may be hiding?
> Thanks,
> Dan McNaul
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