[Buildroot] make clean not so clean

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 08:20:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 12:36:43AM -0500, Ormund Williams wrote:
>On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 21:02 -0800, jake sullivan wrote:
>> I'm not sure how to go about fixing this, but I have been able to
>> recreate an annoying little bug (that I think is the source of a
>> number of other newb problems).
>> My gut says to update "make clean" to delete all the config files (and
>> basically everything but the source files), but before I put work into
>> making and testing a patch, I want to make sure that is the right
>> approach...
>Don't know about "Right Appraach", but I just locate my download
>directory outside the Buildroot tree.
>Under: Build Options --->
>	$(BASE_DIR)/../dl) Download dir

This historical behaviour is indeed annoying. Note that distclean only
deletes the DL_DIR if it is set to the default ("$(BASE_DIR)/dl"). I
usually set it to $(BASE_DIR)/down due to this slightly inconvenient

Changing this behaviour is easy, but how should DL_DIR be cleaned-out?
make dl-clean?
Suggestions for a better name for the target?

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