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Date:	Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:56:30 +0100
From:	Sedat Dilek <>
To:	Ben Hutchings <>
Cc:	Michal Marek <>, maximilian attems <>,
	LKML <>,,
	Masahiro Yamada <>,
	Sam Ravnborg <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: deb-pkg: Cleaning of debian/*tmp files when running 'make (dist)clean'

On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 7:46 PM, Ben Hutchings <> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-12-26 at 13:43 +0100, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Sedat Dilek <> wrote:
>> [...]
>> >
>> > Any other make (PHONY) target I don't know?
>> >
>> I fell over "clean-dirs"...
>> scripts/package/Makefile:93:clean-dirs += $(objtree)/debian/
>> ...but did not really understood how it works.
>> The main Makefile defines some clean-dirs PHONY#s.
>> I can only speculate, someone with more skillz in Makefile handling
>> should look at this.
> It looks like this has not worked for a long time.  The scripts
> directory is not included in the main recursive processes; it seems to
> be special-cased for build and not for clean.  This is partly deliberate
> because clean is supposed to leave 'enough to build external modules'.
> It's not obvious to include scripts/packages/ in clean.

[ CCing some more people (submitters to scripts/Makefile.clean) ]

Thanks for your reply and confirmation.

So, how to fix that issue?

Cleanup debian/*tmp dirs within builddeb script for now?

Fix that clean-dirs mechanism (or remove it)?
These 4 Makefile#s use it...


Any help appreciated.

- Sedat -
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