Subject: Re: how to install -current?
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/2003 00:06:41
On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 02:28:07PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
  | > All `-i idir' does is installs from DESTDIR to idir after the
  | > buildtarget (which defaults to "build") completes.
  | That's the problem.  It would be less confusing if the buildtarget
  | defaulted to "do nothing" (or the do_buildsystem variable in
  | defaulted to false) and if there were a separate command line option to
  | set do_buildsystem=true and buildtarget=build.  Unfortunately, both "-b"
  | and "-B" options are already taken.
  | One way forward would be to add some action args (like "bmake", "tools",
  | "build", "release", "install") so we could do stuff like
  | [-options] build install
  | to build and install (like "-i idir" today), or
  | [-options] install
  | to just install (like "-b -i idir" today).

This could be a good idea; I'll think it over.  That might work quite
well actually.

(I've at least changed the usage message on to separate
"exclusive build target" options from the "set variable" options.)