make maintainer-clean (was: Re: The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 5.00)
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 18:31:44 +0200
On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 15:00:08 +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > Mon, 16 Apr 2001 00:15:39 +1000, Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
> > <email@example.com> pisze:
> > > The source tar ball misses the configure scripts (it has the
> > > `configure.in's, but the source tar ball should be
> > > autoconf'ed, shouldn't it?)
> > BTW, IMHO 'make maintainer-clean' should not delete configure scripts
> > (comments say that it doesn't, but it does).
> I dunno. 'make distclean' leaves the configure scripts in place, 'make
> maintainer-clean' is supposed to get you back to a pristine tree as it
> would be if it were just checked out from CVS.
erm, not that I say, sticking to the standards is mandatory, but... ;)
$ info standards 'Managing Releases' 'Makefile Conventions' 'Standard Targets'
The reason we say "almost everything" is that running the command
`make maintainer-clean' should not delete `configure' even if
`configure' can be remade using a rule in the Makefile. More
generally, `make maintainer-clean' should not delete anything that
needs to exist in order to run `configure' and then begin to build
the program. This is the only exception; `maintainer-clean' should
delete everything else that can be rebuilt.
There should be an additional target, e.g. "make cvs-clean", or
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