RFC: Release Management Going Forward

Nicolas Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 00:03:08 CEST 2011

Dirk Mueller wrote:
> is there a way to tell it to not run make install after every module? for
> packagers, the step of "make" and "make install" must be completely
> seperate.

No, that's fundamentally impossible. If an app and a library get split, the 
app's buildsystem will expect the library to be compiled *and installed* 
before the app is configured.

To build them in a monolithic tarball again, there are two ways: configure 
lib, compile lib, install lib, configure app, compile app, install app (what 
superbuild does); or *modify* the app's buildsystem to (optionally?) work as 
it did before, grabbing the library from the build directory.

The whole point of superbuild is letting you create a monolithic tarball 
without modifying anything from the individual components being built.


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