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Re: "make install-swig-{pl,py}" implies "make install" for some libraries (Issue 2126)

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-01-22 00:03:26 CET

--On Friday, January 21, 2005 9:49 PM +0000 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>

> If I run "make install-some-additional-feature", I expect
> "some-additional-feature" to be installed. I don't expect
> "some-additional-feature", and some _subset_ of the base package to be
> installed.

IMHO, there's two legitimate viewpoints on this:

1) install dependencies
2) do not install dependencies

We originally did #2, but had a significant number of bug reports asking us
to do #1. So, we modified the make system to install those dependencies as
well - because people claimed that they expected 'some-additional-feature'
to be all that was necessary to install that additional feature. (They
didn't want to run 'make install.')


I think we're in a no-win situation here. So, I'm against changing it one
more time: whatever we do is going to get complaints. Best to leave it as
it is. -- justin

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