A question for Xserver debug

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Wed Mar 24 10:19:25 PDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 06:20 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Huang, FrankR wrote:
> > Hi,all
> > 
> >             I am debugging the xserver code now. But one thing has
> > puzzled me.
> > 
> >             When I add some modification to /dix/main.c , then make &
> > make install. Though the new main.c file has been compiled, no
> > modification effect display.
> > 
> >             After that, I do some modification to
> > /hw/xfree86/common/xf86Init.c. Do the same steps. The modification to
> > main.c displays at the same time. Why this happens??
> No one has ever gone through the exercise of ensuring the complex
> dependencies are properly setup to force rebuilding the Xorg server
> any time any related file changes.   Sometimes you just have to
> manually rm hw/xfree86/Xorg and then make install.   If this annoys
> you, we're happy to review proposed patches to improve it.

I did add the 'relink' target for this reason.

- ajax
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