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why does make install depend upon all?

From: Harald Dunkel
Subject: why does make install depend upon all?
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 12:54:12 +0200
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Hi folks,

Please see subject. Of course I would agree that this
dependency is usually a good thing, but sometimes it might
be helpfull to do a 'make install' for another prefix e.g.
in your stow directory without verifying all the dependencies

It would be easy to split the old install target into new
targets 'install' and 'install-again' (doing the unconditional
install) without loosing functionality:

        @$(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) install-exec-am install-data-am
  install-am: all-am install-again-am
  .PHONY: install-again-am

The targets 'install-again' and 'install-again-recursive'
could be defined accordingly.

Just a suggestion. Regards


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