General and specific make questions

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Jun 8 21:21:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, 8 Jun 2009 22:12:17 +0200, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 11:52:17PM -0500, Lars Eighner wrote:
> > 
> > What I need most is to find (a) make tutorial(s) that do not suppose make is
> > being used for compling c/c++ programs.  Yes, I know, that is mostly why
> > make exists, but many tutorials plunge right into C examples with implicit C
> > rules, while -- it seems to me -- make could be much more useful for a
> > variety of things, and I could sure use more of the general and arbitrary
> > examples.
> I use make to e.g. build complex LaTeX documents with included gnuplot
> graphs. Works like a charm. But that it is not conceptually different
> from compiling a C program.

Correct. I do the same here. Additionally, I use make and
Makefile to process HTML to "emulate SSI before uploading",
which I do with - you already guessed it - with "make install"
(uses ftp -u then), and "make deinstall" deletes stuff from
the webserver. :-)

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Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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