|Version 5 (modified by simonpj, 5 years ago)|
Useful building workflows
This is intended as a short summary of how to do common tasks. See also Building/Using#StandardTargets, although that may not be fully up to date.
Build or clean everything
Do these things in the $(TOP) directory.
- Initialisation: sh boot; ./configure, create build.mk. See the details.
- make. This should make everything: the support utilities, stage1 compiler, libraries, and stage2 compiler.
The build system does not track cross-package dependencies, so it's possible that you could recompile one library, but another dependent library isn't recompiled, and you get link errors.
- make clean, make distclean: various levels of cleanery.
Build just the compiler
Do these things in the $(TOP)/compiler directory.
- make rebuild, make rebuild stage=2. This just builds the stage1 or stage2 compiler respectively.
How to clean selectively?
Do these things in $(TOP)/libraries directory.
- Build all libraries
- Build just one library
- Clean all libraries
- Clean just one library
Do you do the selective work in libraries/ or in libraries/haskell98/ (say)?
Disabling a library you don't want to build. (Mess with SUBDIRS?)