Re: do I really need "make-kpkg clean"?
On Thu, 05 May 2005 00:13:00 +0200, Roel Schroeven
> Makefiles are meant to deal with changes in the code itself, not
> with changes in config options. Make just looks at dependencies and
> file dates, not at the contents of those files. When you change a
> config option, a define is changed in a file that lots of other
> files have a dependency on, so all those files (and files that
> depend on it, and so on) are rebuilt.
> I think thiss a big drawback of make; one way to minimize the
> problem is using ccache.
I think this is a drawback in your understanding of
make. config files can, and do, just as easily appear in the
dependency graph that make considers before taking action. This is
not a make capability issue.
Victory or defeat!
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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