[GRASS5] Re: next_step

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Oct 11 08:07:21 EDT 2000

On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 11:38:27AM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 04:42:20PM +0700, Justin Hickey wrote:
> > Hi Markus
> > 
> > I just had a thought that we don't need the src/CMD/next_step/ directory
> > anymore. The grass make process continues if any errors are encountered
> > so it will always go through all modules. Thus the purpose of the
> > next_step directory (allowing compilation to continue where an error
> > occured) is now redundant. What do you think?
> Hi Justin,
> the *only* use is, when you interrupt the compilation process
> and restart it again. But nowadays machines are quite fast, the
> process could even be started from scratch and the compiler would
> run through all stuff again (partly without compiling).
> I agree to remove it. It is even a good idea to start the 
> "make install" always from beginning as new users don't know
> that they have to delete the src/CMD/next_step/* file if they
> want to recompile the entire thing.
> Developers, any objections here?

We should add a description on how to compile a single module.
Sometimes I want debugging or experimental flags for just one module.
We should have instructions on how to do this.


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