So far we have come across four ways to run
make in the GNU
make install, and
make installcheck. The words
installcheck, passed as arguments to
make, are called
make is a shorthand for
all being the default target in the GNU Build System.
Here is a list of the most useful targets that the GNU Coding Standards specify.
Build programs, libraries, documentation, etc. (same as
Install what needs to be installed, copying the files from the package’s tree to system-wide directories.
make install, then strip debugging symbols. Some
users like to trade space for useful bug reports...
The opposite of
make install: erase the installed files.
(This needs to be run from the same build tree that was installed.)
Erase from the build tree the files built by
Additionally erase anything
Run the test suite, if any.
Check the installed programs or libraries, if supported.
Recreate package-version.tar.gz from all the source files.