Subject: Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 12/21/2002 17:19:16
> | There isn't quite enough info in METALOG to do this for UPDATE
> | builds if METALOG has been deleted since the previous build
> | (necessary to stop it growing too large).
> To be blunt, if you're doing this, you're shooting yourself in the foot...
Not totally, I have a script that merges the new file with the old one.
So I have a file that does contain everything built since I last
OTOH since I only want to update the files that have recently
been built (rather than everything that might be built) my foot
is actually in one piece. Indeed the empty METALOG becomes a nice(ish)
list of the files that have just been built.
Of course, if I wanted to generate a release I'd want a clean build.
> I haven't found METALOG to grow *that much* when using UPDATE=, and my
> default build uses UPDATE=1...
But it does grow and grow, and start containing duplicate incomaptible
entries - eg for symlinks to libraries.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org