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Re: [ID 20001108.008] make after rsync compiles fail

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Nicholas Clark
November 8, 2000 12:34
Re: [ID 20001108.008] make after rsync compiles fail
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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 08:04:08PM +0000, Hugo wrote:
> In <>, Jarkko Hietaniemi writes:
> :Not recommended. "make distclean" or "rm -f *.o"
> :heartily suggested.
> And do the 'make distclean' _before_ the rsync - I frequently forget
> this, and it tends to cause more problems afterwards. (After the
> rsync, changed files mean that the attempt to make distclean causes
> it to attempt to make lots of other things in the process, which
> usually fails. Then the dist isn't clean, but the Makefiles are
> gone so you can't distclean again to fix it. In short, it makes a
> bit of a mess.)

I used to do this. Now I have a clean copy of the source I rsync from afar,
and a second copy (or 10 at the moment it seems) which actually get built,
which are rsync'd from the local tree. I usually remember to make distclean
after the remote rsync but before the local one. It's not too late then :-)

Nicholas Clark

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