Subject: Re: '-u' behavior problematic with new installs
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/24/2003 16:33:59
[ On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 15:08:00 (-0400), Greg Troxel wrote: ]
> Subject: '-u' behavior problematic with new installs
> 1) Don't use -u on the first build you moron!
> I don't like this answer; -u ought to work, just like make dependall
> without clean ought to work.

For all build systems based on unix-like make programs this is the only
right answer.

> 3) -u ought to compare contents, not just mod times, and install if
>     the content is different.

But, (un)fortunately that's not how unix-like make programs work.....

						Greg A. Woods

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