This page describes some of the more useful Makefile rules for PennMUSH.
Most people use 'make update', 'make', and 'make install' and get by fine. There's a lot of other options, of which the more useful are mentioned here. Some have not been used in living memory and are due to get cleaned up.
- The default rule run by just plain 'make'. Rebuilds hdrs/cmds.h, /hdrs/funs.h, and other headers. Builds netmud and info_slave.
- Updates options.h from options.h.dist and game/mush.cnf from mush/mushcnf.dist, to add new options or remove deleted ones.
- Makes symlinks from game/netmush to src/netmud and the same for info_slave.
- Builds just netmud.
- Creates an etags file in src/TAGS for use with emacs (Move the cursor over a function name, and hit M-.)
- The same as etags but for vi
- Builds src/portmsg, the port announcer program that can be used when a mush is down or moved to give people who try to connect a message.
- Runs indent on Penn source to re-format it to project standards.
- Rebuilds the file dependencies in src/Makefile.in that determine when files need to be recompiled. Requires the makedepend program, part of X11 or its own package depending on the OS distribution. Re-run ./config.status to generate a new src/Makefile if it's not done by make for you. (Pending feature as of this writing.)
- Delete all object and executables in src/
- Delete a lot more files than just make clean, including game/mush.cnf. Use with care.
- Rebuilds the help-file change logs from the CHANGES.* files. Requires the Sort::Versions perl module.