On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Derek Gaston <friedmud@gmail.com> wrote:
Hmmm.... we did some testing with this this week and there are a couple of issues:

1.  If you don't "make install" then Make.common does not get created  (obviously not necessary for an example... but that is problematic for some users).

2.  If you don't "make install" then bin/libmesh_config doesn't output the proper include directories (or are we doing something wrong?).  Coupled with #1 this means that not make installing doesn't seem to be an option for actual application development... but are we missing something?

BTW - We didn't report these issues because when we noticed this we all agreed that we must have been remembering wrong... and that in-tree builds really weren't supported.  Otherwise I would have pinged you guys about it.

Now that I know that in-tree builds should work, I'll help work out the kinks...