r7358 - trunk/BOOK

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Apr 8 18:50:33 PDT 2008


Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 10:32 AM,  <dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
>   
>>  Modified:
>>    trunk/BOOK/Makefile
>>  Log:
>>  Make Makefile timestamp based and add clean target
>>
>>  This helps ensure that targets are not needlessly rerun (like validxml)
>>  unless something has been updated. It also means that parallel jobs work
>>  and are safe.
>>     
Nice!
> The drawback is that make will not notice if you've updated something
> besides index.xml or general.ent in the source. To force your target
> to be rebuilt, run `make clean' first. Alternatively, touch index.xml
> or general.ent to update their timestamps. I think this is a fair
> trade off for the amount of time spent watching "Validating the
> book..." when you already have a properly validated blfs-full.xml.
>
> --
> Dan
>   
Is there some reason we can't use some variant of "find . -cnewer 
blfs-full.xml"?

-- DJ Lucas

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