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RE: [Xen-devel] debian add-build.patch (5 of 5)

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, Ian Pratt wrote:

> > > Isn't this what 'make dist' does already? It builds everything and
> > > copies files to dist/install
> > >
> > > I have my system set up such that the /boot partition is an
> > NFS mount of
> > > the dist/install/boot directory, which means I never have
> > to do a make
> > > install, and thus never need root privs as part ofa build.
> >
> > What's the point of installing during build?  It s/b a separate step.
> "make dist" simply copies the built objects to the dist directory tree.
> It's pretty pointless doing any kind of build without this. It
> certainnly seems a rather more useful default target.

Ok, that's fine.  So keep dist as a default target.  But that doesn't preclude
a separate build target.

I agree, that if build is separate, and you have to make runs, then the second
run will do a little bit of busy work, as it attempts to see if things are out
of date.  However, if you just run dist anyways, then there is no perceptible

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