[gst-devel] make clean didn't

Andy Wingo wingo at pobox.com
Wed Sep 25 06:29:03 CEST 2002

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:

> > bad.  Can we do something like this in the "make clean" rule?
> > 
> > rm -rf `find . -name .libs -print`
> So, you would be doing:
> ./configure
> make
> (realize we need fewer)
> make clean
> ./configure --with-less-plugins
> make
> And this would leave you with the right structure.
> So, I am against adding this rule, especially since the only thing it 
> solves is a special case for someone developing in cvs mode only, and not 
> generally useful.  In fact, it will probably cause problems anyway in 
> different auto* uses.

I'm inclined to agree with Joshua, actually. Building from cvs is not
all that uncommon, and it's really quite a simple addition. I cannot
think of a situation in which 'rm -rf `find . -name .libs -print`' from
a dir with a Makefile, following a make clean, would cause problems.


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