# general

Anuj Dubey

02/16/2022, 9:34 PM
I had another doubt in the initial steps. The git clone of already has a directory named openlane. So am I supposed to set the OPENLANE_ROOT variable to a path other than <cloned_directory>/openlane before running make openlane (unlike what the README instructs)? It conflicts and errors out saying there already exists an openlane directory if I use the path of the existing openlane directory.

Martin Schoeberl

02/17/2022, 11:27 AM
Simply answer: NO. I fell into the same trap two days ago 😉