Enable Simfactory to use CACTUS_CONFIGS_DIR

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Steven R. Brandt created an issue

This simple patch enables Simfactory to use CACTUS_CONFIGS_DIR

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  1. Ian Hinder
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    What is the advantage of using CACTUS_CONFIGS_DIR over having a symlink? The only reason I can think of it to support systems without symlinks, such as Windows, or to allow you to have the source tree on a shared read-only filesystem. Should the feature be documented and supported?

  2. Steven R. Brandt reporter
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    The configs dir needs to be hidden from Eclipse--otherwise Eclipse will try and index everything on its own and the whole directory-specific include mechanism that I need will be defeated.

  3. Erik Schnetter
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    The Blue Gene file system does not have symlinks.

    There is a certain elegance in having the Cactus source tree immutable and potentially shared between users. For example, this allows installing Cactus (or the Einstein Toolkit) on a system, and people can then add their own thorns and build.

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