On 2018/04/15 16:48, trondd wrote: > What is the policy around setting SEPARATE_BUILD? Any GNU build? Not > just builds that require it?
It's useful for large ports where you might want to "make clean=build" and they take a long time to extract/patch. Otherwise it's pointless and can make extra work for updates because upstreams often don't test out-of-tree builds (and especially "make test" in that case) regularly.