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Re: [O] patch makefile solve a couple debian build problems and a slackw

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] patch makefile solve a couple debian build problems and a slackware build problem
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:52:37 +0200
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Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, but if they've been used, no trace is to be found in the repository
> and in any case, what fixrelease is supposed to be doing is not what it
> actually does — it's currently an exact copy of release. I'll sort it
> out and make a proposal…

Would be nice, thanks.

I never had to use fixrelease so far, no surprise I didn't notice this.

> As detailed in my other posting I'd remove them from the Makefile that
> is distributed and the server would have an extra file with those
> targets that are useful only there.  Gory details to follow.

Okay - thanks!

> A target whose recipe doesn't produce a file with the same name is
> called "phony" in make-speech; I used to call them decoys.  The problem
> with that age-old make idiom is when someone inadvertently creates a
> file with that name — say, "test" — and "make test" suddenly doesn't
> work anymore, so most makes allow you to declare them to avoid that
> particular trap.

I learned something -- thanks for the explanations!


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