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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Delete stale binaries when cross-building
Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Delete stale binaries when cross-building eggs
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:00:20 +0200
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 03:41:11PM +0200, Felix wrote:
> When cross-building extensions from a local directory (instead of
> downloading) and the setup script uses make(1) or the "make" egg, or
> may otherwise be influenced by files produced during the build, then
> the 2nd (target) build may fail due to binaries left by the 1st build,
> or the 1st may have leftover binaries from a previously built target
> ... you get the idea.
Could you elaborate a bit? For example, I don't understand why this is
a problem specifically for cross-building, and why make can't deal with
this via timestamps and/or a "clean" target? I'm probably missing
something important here.