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Subject: Re: make clean

Re: make clean

From: Brandon Low <>
Date: 2006-04-06

Your build dir should absolutely never be a parent or the same as your
source dir. However we should check for that in configure.

use a build dir that is a subdir of your source dir or external to it,
and this will not happen.


On Thu, 04/06/06 at 23:29:00 +0300, Anton Romanov wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 22:14:55 +0200
> "Manuel Dejonghe" <> wrote:
> > in fact, it does not 'make'. it only 'cleans'.
> yeah, i know
> > It erases everything that 'make' could use for an incremental build,
> > because some source-changes do not get detected by 'make' and so not
> > rebuild properly.
> of course
> > If the thing you are trying out is not working as expected, 'clean'
> > first, then rebuild it all.
> thats what i was trying to do...
> BUT:
> make clean
> killed 'firmware' directory...(maybe some other source files too)
> while it should remove only *.c,*.o,*.a and so on....
> so after 'make clean' i had nothing to do but checkout from cvs....
> --
Received on Thu Apr 6 22:52:35 2006

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