Subject: Re: etc/Makefile: snapshots in release(7) format
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/08/1999 11:15:35
On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Scott Reynolds wrote:

> > That was my mistake; it should be UPDATE that's set to avoid a
> > `make clean', just as it is in the top-level Makefile. I've just
> > fixed this.
> >
> > BUILD is the correct thing here; it has the same behaviour as it does
> > in the top-level makefile:
> I think I'm confused.

No, I'm confused. I changed BUILD to UPDATE in the first paragraph,
but not the second before I sent the message.

UPDATE is correct, and is used as it is in the top-level makefile
(to avoid `make clean').

BUILD is not used at all in etc/Makefile.

Does that make sense now?

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