SHAPE_BUILD(1) General Commands Manual SHAPE_BUILD(1)
shape_build - shapeTools RMS system building and installation
shape [all][VERSIONS=<rule>] [variants] [macro settings]
shape install[VERSIONS=<rule>] [INSTALLBASE=<path>] [variants] [macro settings]
shape clean[<macro settings>]
shape cleancache [<macro settings>]
make [all][<macro settings>]
make install[INSTALLBASE=<path>] [<macro settings>]
make clean[<macro settings>]
Shape all, or just shape (as all is the default target), builds the current system node. It performs all necessary actions to derive the
main target ($(TARGET) in the Makefile) from the node's source components. Shape all also builds all subsystems of the current node.
Before triggering any build action itself, if recursively calls shape for each subsystem. Version selection is driven by the rule given as
value to the VERSIONS macro, default is most_recent. The given version selection rule on the command line, if any, is inherited to the
Shape install installs the build results of the current node in the appropriate locations. Things to be installed are usually binaries and
manuals. The target installtargets in the Makefile lists all these things as its dependents. Shape install updates all build results in the
same way as shape all does, before installing them. Shape install invokes all subsystems of the current node in the installation procedure
by recursively calling shape install for each of them. This is done, before it performs any build or install actions itself. The appropri-
ate versions are selected according to the given version selection rule named in the VERSIONS macro. The default rule for shape install is
recent_release selecting the most recent release or prerelease (whichever is newer). The macro INSTALLBASE defines the installation base
directory, an absolute pathname pointing to the root of a directory tree, where the build results are to be copied to. Check the Makefile
for the default setting of INSTALLBASE and the installation directories defined as relative pathnames starting from the installation base
directory. Values of the VERSION and the INSTALLBASE macro set on the command line are inherited to all recursive calls.
Shape clean removes all derived objects currently established as UNIX files. These are the files listed in the OBJECTS macro in the Make-
file, the derived target ($(TARGET)), and the target aliases ($(ALIASES)). The derived objects, established as UNIX files are those being
produced from their source or reinstalled from the derived object cache during the last system build. Shape cleancache cleans up the
derived object cache, will say, it removes all objects stored there. All names listed as dependents of the .BPOOL special macro in the
Shapefile are candidates to be cached. When multiple (different) versions of derived objects with the same name arise, the older ones are
stored to the derived object cache. Shape cleancache in conjunction with shape clean removes all derived (automatically reproducible)
objects. The two cleanup actions are not called recursively. They apply only to the current node.
The build and cleanup actions (all, install and clean) of the shape RMS can be performed by make(1) and by shape(1). The main difference
is, that shape is capable of setting up the appropriate source context according to a given version selection rule, while make only regards
the regular UNIX files. Make will fail if not every component of the system has a checked out busy version. The intention for maintaining
Makefiles suitable for complete system builds aims at system building and installation from a source distribution rather than from the
development area. Source distributions are system copies taken from one of the release trees (partial release area or release area). See
shape_RMS(1) for details.
Make all, make install and make clean behave similar to their shape counterparts. The difference is, that they expect a complete system
source context to be set up as UNIX files (see above).
Each macro definition in the Make- or Shapefile may be redefined from the command line. Most of the shape RMS standard macro definitions
are inherited to recursive calls of make or shape. Check the shape_tmpl(7) manual page for a list of the standard macros.
For technical reasons, each make call recursively invokes make on the same level before performing any actions. This unfortunately
restricts the efficacy of command line options. E.g. there is no chance to work with the -f (alternate name for the Makefile) option and
the redefinition of macros is restricted to inherited ones. This restriction does not apply to shape calls.