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Re: versioned files in DESTDIR breaking build

Paul Goyette wrote:
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Sarton O'Brien wrote:

Having used '-u' only a few times and having encountered problems each time, it'd be good if it worked a little more as advertised. Only when people have posted their problems here, I've find out that '-u' is generally an option to avoid, unless you know the possible complications.

It's easy enough to figure it out but initially it was a bit confusing.

Maybe it's use should be conditional with certain expected implications to avoid people having different expectations from it's use?

Just a thought, as I've not found the option of much use since I started building netbsd and I am regularly seeing "Are you using -u?!?" as a response to a failed build. There are obviously a few people this snags.

Or ... maybe it's just one of those things that will always be a little obscure :)

I use -u all the time and it almost always works. On those rare occassions when it doesn't work, I'll go back to a full build.

Even on a quad-core amd4 with -j8, a -u saves a lot of rebuild time when it works.

I'm not debating it's usefulness, especially for people more aware of what's going on. It just seems counter intuitive to include an option that's touted as an option to avoid.

Look, an apple ... but don't eat it.



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