• Status Closed
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  • Task Type Patches
  • Category Infrastructure → Build environment
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  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.7.1
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Stummi - 2010-12-23
Last edited by Stummi - 2010-12-28

FS#11825 - make target "Linkinstall" for developing

Hello Rockbox-Developers,

I added a make target called "linkinstall" which works like fullinstall, but symlinks the files instead of copying.

This is a good thing for developing with a simulator build. If you are working on a app, you can type "make linksinstall" after first build, which links the files to the .rockbox-directory in simdisk. Thus, after a change on an existing app, you only have to type "make", which builds the changed apps. The files in the simdisk-directory are direct affected now, so you dont have to type make install or fullinstall after this. This saves a lot of time.


Closed by  Stummi
2010-12-28 10:48
Reason for closing:  Accepted
fg commented on 2010-12-23 11:57

I think this is a useful idea.

The only think I'd personally do differently is the name. "link" means "hard link" to me, so I'd go for "symlinkinstall". Maybe that's just me though.

I didn't really review the implementation, but at first sight it looks fine to this non-perl person

Ok, changed this.
I also had to change the intention on make help output for this.



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