[Flac-dev] OS X compile errors

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 9 12:52:04 PST 2003

Cool, that's exactly what we want.  I'll check that in


--- Matt Zimmerman <mdz at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 01:41:40PM -0800, Josh Coalson wrote:
> > The ideal behavior in this case is for configure to be able to
> detect the
> > presence of doxygen (easy enough), but then make sure that 'make
> clean'
> > does not remove the docs if it is not possible to build them again.
>  I'll
> > try something in doc/Makefile.am to do this.
> I think the right thing to do is to only remove those files in the
> maintainer-clean target, not in a normal 'clean'.
> The GNU standards say this:
> `maintainer-clean'
>      Delete almost everything from the current directory that can be
>      reconstructed with this Makefile.  This typically includes
>      everything deleted by `distclean', plus more: C source files
>      produced by Bison, tags tables, Info files, and so on.
>      The reason we say "almost everything" is that running the
> command
>      `make maintainer-clean' should not delete `configure' even if
>      `configure' can be remade using a rule in the Makefile.  More
>      generally, `make maintainer-clean' should not delete anything
> that
>      needs to exist in order to run `configure' and then begin to
> build
>      the program.  This is the only exception; `maintainer-clean'
> should
>      delete everything else that can be rebuilt.
>      The `maintainer-clean' target is intended to be used by a
>      maintainer of the package, not by ordinary users.  You may need
>      special tools to reconstruct some of the files that `make
>      maintainer-clean' deletes.  Since these files are normally
>      included in the distribution, we don't take care to make them
> easy
>      to reconstruct.  If you find you need to unpack the full
>      distribution again, don't blame us.
>      To help make users aware of this, the commands for the special
>      `maintainer-clean' target should start with these two:
>           @echo 'This command is intended for maintainers to use; it'
>           @echo 'deletes files that may need special tools to
> rebuild.'
> And the automake manual says this:
>    * If `make' built it, and it is commonly something that one would
>      want to rebuild (for instance, a `.o' file), then `mostlyclean'
>      should delete it.
>    * Otherwise, if `make' built it, then `clean' should delete it.
>    * If `configure' built it, then `distclean' should delete it
>    * If the maintainer built it, then `maintainer-clean' should
> delete
>      it.
> With automake, this means removing the files in the
> maintainer-clean-local
> target.

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