Subject: Re: Another i386 distribution build failure. Missing flist entries?
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/2007 20:21:17
On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 12:31:39PM -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 11:43:42 -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:
> >
> >>That does not make the build process remove the files from your DESDIR!
> >
> >Actually, it does.  See postinstall-fix-obsolete target in the
> >top-level Makefile.  We do it as part of "distribution" target right
> >before doing checkflist.
> Yes, but not if you do UPDATE=YES ...  :)
> At least, it never has done so for me.

I'm fairly sure it actually does.  I typically run builds with -u set, and
they usually succeed even with very old build directories (which surely
have obsolete files).  I say usually because the build very often breaks
because other mistakes, grgrgrgr.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>