Subject: Re: fixing the mismatched headers problem
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/28/1996 11:58:24
> > * Add a general "install-headers" support to the bsd.*.mk files
> > so that "make install-headers" would [recursively install 'em]
I like this. I also suggest an "install-libraries" target.
(I don't much care how the target names are spelled.)
> There is a theoretical danger that something will be built with a new
> header and linked with an old library. Fortunately, all libraries are
> built and installed before any programs are.
Yes, right now, all the system libraries are in places that "make build"
explicitly gets to before any programs are linked. But I think it would
make sense to generalise the process, using an install-libraries target
in the *.mk files instead of collecting all the knowledge of where
libraries are into the top-level Makefile's "build" target. This might
make Kerberos integration easier, for example.
--apb (Alan Barrett)