The following targets work both at the top level, and in any subdirectory of the tree. When used in a subdirectory, they apply only to the components of the system in that directory.
make helpin any directory of the build tree will elicit a message describing the targets available in that directory.
(default target, can be omitted). Builds all the targets for this directory. At the top level, builds everything that needs to be built for a GHC installation, including the stage 2 GHC, all libraries and documentation. After
make installwill not need to do any further rebuilding.
Delete all files from the current directory that are normally created by
make. Don't delete the files that record the configuration.
To see how these targets are defined: Building/Architecture/Idiom/StandardTargets.
Top level targets
The following targets are accepted only by the top-level
(Non-Windows only) installs the things built by
all. Where does it install them? In the places you specified when running
configure, principally set by the
--prefixflag, or in
DESTDIR; see Building/Installing. The
install-stripvariant strips executable files while installing them.
The same as
clean, but also removes files created by
distcleanpreserves files that would normally go in a source distrubtion. Note that after
make distcleanyou will have to run
./configurebefore building again.
The same as
distclean, but also removes files generated by
python3 boot. The result of
make maintainer-cleanshould be a completely clean source tree, containing only revision-controlled files (besides files you created yourself, like for example mk/build.mk).
Runs the testsuite with some sensible default settings.
Runs the testsuite in fast mode.
slowtest(GHC <= 7.10:
Runs the full testsuite.
Builds a binary distribution. A binary distribution is a copy of the build tree with the source files removed, such that it can be installed on a different system simply by issuing `./configure; make install`.
Builds a source distribution. A source distribution is a source tree for GHC, complete with some extra files included for convenience so that the user doesn't need to install
Alexin order to build it.
The following targets build the users guide:
Builds the users guide in HTML format.
Builds the users guide in PDF format.
Builds the users guide in PS format.