What is dtable

Brian Keener bkeener@thesoftwaresource.com
Mon May 14 13:01:00 GMT 2001

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Ok.  So did *YOU* do the `make clean' from /usr/develop/obj or are you

*I* did the make clean in /usr/develop/obj/i686-pc-cygwin/winsup/cygwin 
after I realized something was wrong per Chris' response.

> assuming the `make clean' in the script above did the clean?  If the

*I* was assuming the script would perform the 'make clean' which I 
thought was the purpose of the script to keep me from having to remember 
all the things to type.

> latter the script is only executing the clean in the
> i686-pc-cygwin/winsup/cinstall directory 

*I* don't see this in the script - as the cd to 
i686-pc-cygwin/winsup/cinstall is a comment (unless # character is no 
longer a comment) would this not mean that the previous cd to 
/usr/develop/obj would be the last one to occur and thus the script would 
be running the 'make clean' in that directory.

> Which is not in the top build
> directory!

The top directory is /usr/develop/obj which was the last place cd'd to 
before the make clean.

> If the former I don't understand why it would work for me
> and not you.

*I* don't either, obviously - maybe it's the evil Win95 vs WinNt thing 
again.  I can only assume my script does not type so well and in the 
future *I* must type the 'make clean' myself from the appropriate 
directory instead of relying on a script to perform that action for me.

If I upset you by insinuating that make would not do recursion - my 
apologies.  I obviously made an incorrect assumption and once again shot 
my mouth off.  One of these days I hope to learn to engage my brain 
before engaging my mouth.

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