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From Andre Fischer <>
Subject Re: dmake clean
Date Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:55:51 GMT
On 19.02.2014 00:48, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Steele, Raymond <>wrote:
>> I see in the Makefile:
>> clean .PHONY
>>                  -rm -rf */$(INPATH)
>>                  -rm -rf solver/*/$(INPATH)
>> I am going to make an assumption that I performed the dmake clean and
>> $INPATH was not set, therefore  rm -rf */ was performed????
>> From: Steele, Raymond
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:58 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: dmake clean
>> I am not sure why, but I just did a dmake clean in ../main and once if
>> finished all the module directories including source was deleted.
>> Thankfully, I had a backup.  Can anyone explain this?
>> Raymond
> Hello Raymond --
> Yes, an incredibly annoying thing and one I have experienced as well.
>   If you "source" your env script and THEN do "dmake clean", only the bits
> generated toward the native build will disappear. The clean script does a
> MUCH bigger remove if you don't do that first. The first time this happened
> to me, I freaked a bit, but as I hadn't made any local mods, an svn update
> got everything back.
>   It's good that you had a backup since I'm assuming you made local mods
> that you wanted to keep.  The build doc needs a bit of updating to help
> others avoid this pitfall.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  Up to now I thought that the 
worst that 'dmake clean' would do would be to delete dmake as well.
I will see what I can do.


> Happy coding!

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