build system issue: some changes in libraries doesn't trigger required rebuilds

Ben Gamari ben at
Sun Nov 15 10:37:05 UTC 2015

Ömer Sinan Ağacan <omeragacan at> writes:

> Hi all,
> I'm having this annoying issue all the time: Whenever a `git pull origin
> master` updates a library(one of the submodules, like `Binary`) a `make`
> doesn't trigger required rebuilds(e.g. it doesn't rebuild libraries and tries
> to rebuild GHC code).
> I don't know how to force build libraries, so most of the time I end up doing
> `make distclean` and wasting 30 minutes.
You could try removing the dist-install/ directory of the relevant
library. It generally triggers a rebuild (albeit not necessarily
minimal). That being said, I generally just distclean when there's any


- Ben

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