cleaning the source tree when compiling outside the source tree

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Apr 8 12:20:39 CDT 2003

Pouech Eric DMI AEI CAEN <pouech-eric at> writes:

> I think that *~ (and any editor backup files), *rej* *orig* (patch
> leftovers), .#* (cvs update leftovers) should be removed from the
> source tree perhaps we need to seperate the semantics from clean and
> distclean. but at least, from a distclean point of view, I do think
> it would be great to remove the hereabove mentionned files from the
> source tree

I think it's better to not touch the source tree at all, and that
seems to be the common practice with out of tree builds. If you want
to clean the source tree you can always do ./configure; make distclean.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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