Re: Re:

Chris Lee (
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 15:25:45 -0500

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 14:55:57 -0500 (CDT), Dan Ramaley said:

> > As I said, separating commands with semicolons does not stop them from running
>  > in sequence no matter what.  As SB said, separating with && (logical and) will
>  > stop the entire command chain when one process does not exit cleanly.  This is
>  > a feature of your shell, not AfterStep's Makefile.  IIRC AfterStep builds all
>  > of its modules and libraries as separate make targets, which means that just
>  > because 'gcc ... -o afterstep ..." fails does not mean that the rest of the
>  > targets will not be built.  However, it does interest me that 'make all' did
>  > not fail, so I'll bring it up next time I talk to sasha or someone.  :)
>  Actually, when i install it, i don't do "./configure ; make ; make
>  install" with semi-colons, but i do:
>    ./configure
>    make
>    make install
>  and visually inspect the last screen or so of output to see if there was
>  an error before i run the next command.

Another way to ensure a clean make is to direct the console output to a log
file as SB suggested and then grep it for "Error".  This has saved me a few
times on XFree86 builds. :)

>  > Thanks again for your patience, and again I apologize that you did not find
>  > assistance sooner.  Good luck. :)
>  Thank you for your responses and politeness. I'm going out of town this
>  weekend, but as i said in a previous message, next week i'll try again
>  to get AfterStep running.
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>  Dan Ramaley
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