XFree build error handling

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Sat Jan 25 04:00:50 PST 2003

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Seth W.Klein wrote:
>> A method probably better than logging is to make the build halt on
>> errors by using ``make WORLDOPTS="" World''.
> Perhaps.  I'd like to get other opinions.

The reason make World doesn't halt on errors is that the build process 
takes a long time. The developers therefore do a make World 2>&1 | tee 
makeworld.log and leave the machine; fixing errors afterwards. This was 
exlained on the xfree86 mailinglist shortly ago.
IMHO this is counter-intuitive in comparison to the build method of 
autoconf packages so we should use the above option.

Jeroen Coumans

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