Jeremy thanks, that got things going. I realized what was happening
with the process working directory, but didn't know how to fix it.

I'm building on windows and just refuse to work with batch files =)

Regards,
Rajinder



On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Jeremy Bopp <jeremy / bopp.net> wrote:
> On 11/05/2011 10:01 PM, Dev Guy wrote:
>> Hi I am trying to create a build script and I am running into an
>> issue, apparent I have to cd into the folder before I call make
>> otherwise make seem to fail.
>>
>> If I was at the command like I would just type
>>
>> git clone path_to_repository build/
>> cd build/mozilla_firefox
>> make -f client.mk
>>
>> however if I try this from a ruby script make barf and fails because
>> it's expecting to be called from within the foder
>> build/mozilla_firefox
>>
>> system "git clone path_to_repository build/"
>> system "make -f build/mozilla_firefox/client.mk"
>>
>> I also tried the following which doesn't do what I would expect, which
>> is cd into the folder
>>
>> system "git clone path_to_repository build/"
>> system "cd build/mozilla_firefox"
>> system "make -f client.mk"
>>
>> Do anyone got idea how I can get this build script working?
>
> My recommendation here is to generally write a shell script to do what
> you want and then use the system method to run that single script.
> However, you can do what you want within Ruby too:
>
> system "git clone path_to_repository build/"
> Dir.chdir("build/mozilla_firefox") do
>   
> end
>
> The thing to keep in mind is that the system method runs a subprocess to
> do the work, and a subprocess cannot modify the environment of its
> parent.       > environment which is why using system in an attempt to change
> directories had no effect for your script.
>
> -Jeremy
>
>