Subject: Re: Weird "make all" behavior
To: Mike Long <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1997 10:38:32
> Perhaps we should just deprecate BUILD and the idea that the install
> target never builds anything unless BUILD is defined.

having 'install' build things is broken.  it can cause problems when
users build but root 'installs' and doesn't have write permission to
the build hierarchy (think NFS).

Changing install to build things by default would be a substantial,
and I'd say unnecessary and inappropriate, deviation from the
historical behaviour.