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SubjectRe: deb-pkg: Cleaning of debian/*tmp files when running 'make (dist)clean'
On 2014-12-26 19:46, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-12-26 at 13:43 +0100, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Sedat Dilek <> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Any other make (PHONY) target I don't know?
>> I fell over "clean-dirs"...
>> scripts/package/Makefile:93:clean-dirs += $(objtree)/debian/
>> ...but did not really understood how it works.
>> The main Makefile defines some clean-dirs PHONY#s.
>> I can only speculate, someone with more skillz in Makefile handling
>> should look at this.
> It looks like this has not worked for a long time. The scripts
> directory is not included in the main recursive processes; it seems to
> be special-cased for build and not for clean.

It actually is special-cased for mrproper, which is a subset if
distclean. The real problem is that

clean-dirs += $(objtree)/debian/

expands to

clean-dirs += ./debian/

and scripts/Makefile.clean things that this is relative to the
scripts/package directory.


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