cvs commit: src Makefile src/share/man/man5 make.conf.5

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Wed Aug 27 21:03:14 PDT 2003

marcel      2003/08/27 21:03:13 PDT

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    .                    Makefile 
    share/man/man5       make.conf.5 
  Limit testing for an up-to-date version of make(1) to the world and
  buildworld targets by default, but allow it to be done for all user
  targets by introducing a boolean option, named ALWAYS_CHECK_MAKE.
  This change is by no means perfect and I don't even want to claim
  this to be a solution. It does however address the fact that not
  everybody likes to see make(1) rebuilt simply because the regression
  test failed for some reason or other, including pilot error. It
  therefore serves the purpose of keeping the crowd happy until we
  have something better or simply reached a compromise.
  The reasons for changing the default behaviour are:
  o  It avoids a negative, possibly non-intuitive option,
  o  It's according to POLA and fond of feet,
  o  Only buildworld is documented to do its best to be
     successful at reasonably cost.
  Reviewed by: gad, imp, obrien, peter
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.288     +14 -1     src/Makefile
  1.77      +10 -0     src/share/man/man5/make.conf.5

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