Subject: Re: can't build
To: None <>
From: R.o.s.s H.a.r.v.e.y <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/2002 17:09:23
There is nothing wrong with him using the old-style make build to "update
his whole system". The new religion has some benefits but is not required.

And the _reason_ "make build" didn't work, is because he didn't do
setenv USETOOLS never.

I'm fairly certain my advice is accurate.

> From: Frederick Bruckman <>
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, R.o.s.s  H.a.r.v.e.y wrote:
> > If you just `setenv USETOOLS never', then all the direct invocations
> > of make(1) will work the old way. This is the easiest way to just
> > build to / or hack around in lower directories.
> If alexander is intending to update to update his whole system (he
> said "make build" didn't work), that would not be the right thing to
> do at all.