check : build dependency (was: Re: what exactly needs localedata_en library ?)

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Fri Apr 13 07:35:27 PDT 2012

On Thursday 12 of April 2012, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 09:13:30PM +0200, Matúš Kukan wrote:
> > Or do people use make check with demand to build only what is
> > necessary for tests and nothing more ?
> Well, make check is for after a successful build to check the result, no?

 That's correct. So the next build will be almost a no-op, right? And there's 
not much point in checking something that is not up to date, so if something 
needs rebuilding, it should be rebuilt (and finally, make has this -o 

> What especially is  bad is when make install (thankfully gone) or make
> check rebuild unneeded stuff which gets rebuilt on every pass.

 What especially is bad is when unneeded stuff gets rebuilt on every pass.

 Fixed that for ya :).

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at

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