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Old 08-11-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
Kocil
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Kernel compilation, clean vs distclean


Hi all.

Please tell me what is the purpose (difference) of:
make distclean
and
make clean

I accidentally used one of them, not so sure which one,
make bzImage and install it without make modules and make modules_install.
Mistake !!!
All of the installed modules were swept away so I had to
recompile everything. 3 Hours gone !!!

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Old 08-12-2003, 12:29 AM   #2
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http://linuxselfhelp.com/gnu/make/ht...r/make_17.html
read the first part of this article at the top...
to make a long story short, make distclean removes more files then make clean does..
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks DrOzz.

So it looked like I used distclean since everything was wiped out.
But I want to make it sure.
I though that 'make clean' removes only the compiled *.o,
not the installed ones.
Is that right ?
 
  


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