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Re: "make extract" and dependencies

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 09:25:00AM +0200, Jörn Clausen wrote:
> I just noticed, that a simple "make extract" will check all
> dependencies, and install them, if they are missing. Has this changed
> recently? Unless there is a good technical reason, I'd prefer to just
> look into the source of a package without too much of a hassle. IMHO,
> at least until "make patch", the current package directory should not
> be left.

The good technical issue is that it can limit the disk space used for
build areas to one source tree. Consider building something like KDE...
The rest was answered already.


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