not clobbering installed xdm config files in make install?
matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Sun May 27 12:48:51 PDT 2007
Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 10:55:14AM -0600, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
>> I'm looking for a way to get automake to do what the old imake
>> Install*NoClobber() rules did, in particular for app/xdm/config, as it's
>> annoying to get your customized xdm configuration overwritten
>> everytime you install a new xdm.
>> Any idea if automake has such a feature, or how to add it without
>> loosing other benefits of automake?
> No, since it destroys the predictability of builds. That's what
> packaging systems are for.
Yes, when I build a binary package I use a DESTDIR that points to an
initially clean directory (or the packaging system first nukes DESTDIR
contents), but when I'm developing on my own machine, I don't want the
build system to clobber my /etc contents.
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