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Subject: Re: how to avoid a "make install" on simdisk after each change

Re: how to avoid a "make install" on simdisk after each change

From: Maurus Cuelenaere <>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:03:01 +0100

"Michael Stummvoll" <> wrote:

>when I am developing on an application, I often work in little steps
>(make a change, build it, test it, make the next change, build this,
>First I did this by typing "make && make install" at my build-dir after
>each change on the app. The make-process takes about 1 second, the
>install about ten. When i am working in steps where i have do this
>one time a minute the time to install is a bit annoying.
>At the moment, I got rid of the problem by making a symlink (for
>apps/plugins/lamp.rock to simdisk/.rockbox/rocks/apps), so that I just
>have to type make after changing the lamp.c-file.
>Is there a better way to avoid typing make install each time I want to
>test a new build?
>If not, I want to propose creating a make-target like "make links" or
>so, which works like make install or fullinstall, which does not copy
>all the files but symlinking where it possible.
>unfortunately I am not fit enough with the Makefiles to do this for
>myself, so I hope somebody can do this for me.

When I worked on plugins I usually did make && cp apps/rocks/<path> simdisk/.rockbox/rocks/<name>

Maurus Cuelenaere
Received on 2010-12-03

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