Subject: Re: road map for new immigrants?
To: Ted Spradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 09/14/1998 22:36:31
>> By the time "make build" got that far, it had overwritten your
>> /usr/share/mk with new bsd.*.mk files. Those may work properly with
>> your 1.3.2 make, or they may try and use new features which aren't in
>> the old 1.3.2 make binary.
>Oops! I'd better make sure I have backups of the source tree so I don't
>have to sup it all again in case I have to re-install from the binaries.
"make build" doesn't clobber your source tree; it's the "live" tree
you have to worry about. But if you set DESTDIR, you don't have to
worry about that until you do a "make install" (with no DESTDIR).