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Re: GNUmakefile and 'make install'

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: GNUmakefile and 'make install'
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:54:01 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Paul Eggert wrote on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:24:21PM CEST:
> Stepping back for a minute: a minor change like a version-number bump
> should not force the system to recompile everything in sight.

Maybe there should be a way that it also should not cause an autotools

> Sorry if I'm asking questions you've already answered before, but I'd
> rather have "make install" be read-only in the working directory.
> That's a longstanding tradition I'm loath to overturn.

This is a necessity in some situations (albeit those are likely to start
with a tarball), say, when installing as a different user than compiling
(and neither of both strictly more privileged than the other).


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