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Re: why does make install depend upon all?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: why does make install depend upon all?
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 06:46:56 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Tom Tromey wrote:

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

This is traditional; there is no hard requirement for it in the spec,
it is just the "way things were done", at least in the GNU world as I
understood it back then.

If 'make install' does not depend on all, then it may misbehave since necessary dependencies may not be built. Regardless of unexpected side-effects (to the user), it is the technically correct thing to do.

you're confusing expected (conventional) behavior with accuracy.
If "make all" does all of the dependencies, and a subsequent
"make install" uses those, a different convention of
        make all
        make install
would also produce the desired result.

Thomas E. Dickey

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