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Re: Build fails on extra files in DESTDIR, what does that mean?

On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:21:07 +0200 "Ian D. Leroux"
<> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015, at 07:40, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > But I am still curious about a build failing on extra files in
> > DESTDIR and how to avoid it, remember this happening before in
> > NetBSD but not FreeBSD.
> ./ does an automatic make cleandir by default (if you don't
> pass the -u option), but this does not delete files in DESTDIR (in
> some cases, DESTDIR may refer to a running system, and you definitely
> don't want to clean everything out of there when you tidy up your
> source tree).  You have to wipe out the destdir manually if there are
> extra files there.  (I think there's another make target for that
> purpose, but it's been a few months since I've used it).

Passing the -r option to ./ will force a clean of DESTDIR.


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