[GRASS-dev] compile directions
epatton at nrcan.gc.ca
Fri Aug 24 18:27:26 CEST 2007
There are instructions in the INSTALL file distributed with Grass on the difference between the two:
make clean - delete all files created by 'make'
make distclean - 'make clean' + delete all files created by './configure'
From: grass-dev-bounces at grass.itc.it on behalf of William Kyngesburye
Sent: Fri 8/24/2007 1:17 PM
To: Gerald Nelson
Cc: grass-dev at grass.itc.it
Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] compile directions
Actually, I'm a little guilty, though I often ask others when
troubleshooting. I usually just run "make clean". If I see a change
in configure or a makefile, then I'll run "make distclean".
Occassionally I'll make distclean anyways, to be safe.
I don't know how valid my method is - assuming that only configure
and makefile changes require a distclean. But something in the build
instructions would probably be good.
On Aug 24, 2007, at 10:19 AM, Gerald Nelson wrote:
> There have been lots of emails recently about compiling issues, and
> one common thread is a question about whether you ran 'make
> distclean' first.
> Is there any reason NOT to always run make distclean? Should it be
> part of the standard directions?
William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>
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