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Re: Building XFree86 3.3.6 in -current
Sorry I got the reason you changed the Makefile wrong.
> Now, if the Makefile were re-worked so that 'make build' is to do
> the same thing as '/usr/src' in that it compiles and attempts to
> install to /usr/X11R6, please address the following concern I have
> with this approach:
> Files in /var/X11/xdm/ are specifically not updated if they
> exist. Thus we need to remove them by default if we are to
> get a 'real' upgrade during a 'make build'.
Why? We don't remove the files in /etc when doing a make build
in /usr/src. That step has to be done by hand. Isn't it the
> It has been noted that 'contrib' is built with the
> 'make build' .. well, that's what's necessary with release.
Yes. Building contrib and installing the current linkkit are GOOD
things. It's one of the reasons I like using "make build".
> You can see why I put what is in the Makefile in the Makefile, no?
Todd, this is really a minor issue which has probably already consumed
more time than it is worth. Let me suggest one small change: add this
comment to the Makefile.
# Some defaults
# Note: If you want to "make build" and have the generated code
# installed "in place" comment out the next two lines (or set
# DESTDIR=/ in your environment).
# Warning: parts of /var/X11 will NOT be updated
I think that will tell people who want to build "in place"
what to do. Perhaps there's better wording.
Or do nothing.