From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@be...> - 2002-12-06 18:24:09
make check now builds all non-installed examples fine, but the current
situation is you will need some data installed to actually use the examples.
Fonts and drivers are the only things requiring installation for the c, c++,
and f77 examples. (I checked this by removing the installed libraries, but
nothing else). The python examples assume an installed location for the
wrapper library, and the tcl and tk examples are even more dependent on
Bottom line: use make install *once* before make check, but from then on a
debugging cycle for routines in libplplot, libplplotf77, or libplplotcxx or
the c, c++, or fortran examples should be very quick. make install once
before debugging python or tcl scripts locally should also work fine unless
the problem you are debugging is in one of the libplplot libraries or the
installed tcl scripts. If it is a library problem you are debugging, it is
probably best to use the c, f77, or c++ examples for debugging in any case.
If you are debugging installed tcl scripts, use make install every debug
cycle, but you can significantly speed that step up (currently ~20s on my
600MHz class machine with all drivers enabled) by eliminating all drivers
you don't need.
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