make maintainer-clean (was: Re: The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 5.00)
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 11:04:06 +0100
> erm, not that I say, sticking to the standards is mandatory, but... ;)
> $ info standards 'Managing Releases' 'Makefile Conventions'=20
> '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=20
> anything that
> needs to exist in order to run `configure' and then=20
> begin to build
> the program. This is the only exception;=20
> `maintainer-clean' should
> delete everything else that can be rebuilt.
> There should be an additional target, e.g. "make cvs-clean", or
Oh blimey. Ok, I'll make it not delete configure.