Subject: Re: CVSsing methodology
To: Bjoern Labitzke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Doran <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/1999 20:51:05
Bjoern Labitzke <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I would second this. But pay attention: Either, the "make obj" is done
> every time after an update of the source tree and before any builds, or,
> should you be unable/unwilling to ascertain this, you should do a
> "make cleandir" before the "make obj". Otherwise there might be files
> left in the source directory that belong in the object directory and lead
> to build failures that are not really obvious. They will not be cleaned
> by a "make cleandir" after the object directory got
Yes, and this will bite you sometimes.
However, "make cleandir" in this case wastefully blows
away what you want to preserve with the "UPDATE=1" flag
mentioned in a previous article.
# cd /usr/src; find -type l -name obj.<arch> -print | xargs rm -f
# make cleandir && make obj
# make build "UPDATE=1"