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Re: why does make install depend upon all?

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: why does make install depend upon all?
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 10:22:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 11 Sep 2005, Thomas Dickey wrote:
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.

But this approach places the burden of correctness on the user. To extrapolate along the same lines, you could also expect the user to do

  make target1
  make target2
  make target3
  make install

but that doesn't make much sense.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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