harold felton hfelton_lists at
Wed Jan 31 13:01:30 EST 2007


if make-install made everything work the first
time, then (by obviousness) you would need to
make-install to put your amended-changes in too.

btw - you should just TRY these things, because
many things become obvious when you DO them, not
when you just SAY them...  (minor nitpick, sorry)

good luck, h.

ps - a "patch" is a technical-term and procedure
that meets the needs of others, once you get
your modified-sources fixed up the way youd like.

= = = Original message = = =


This is going to sound like a very dumb question, so forgive me if it
seems obvious but it isn't particularly transparent.

Say I've built GNUCash and installed it with 'make install'. I then
change some of the code in io-gncxml-v2.c .I then run make. This will
recompile that file, and I presume the object file will be linked with
other appropriate object files. Try as I might I can't see which other
object files this is linked with and, more importantly, what the library
or executable is called that is produced by the link process. What I
want to do is, to replace the older version of the io-gncxml-v2.c code
with my amended code (this is a patch isn't it?).

Any suggestions or advice?


Andrew Wood, Oxford.
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