Build distribution artifacts

You might want to build and package up the compiler for distribution. You’ll want to run this command to do it:

./ dist

Install distribution artifacts

If you’ve built a distribution artifact you might want to install it and test that it works on your target system. You’ll want to run this command:

./ install

Note: If you are testing out a modification to a compiler, you might want to use it to compile some project. Usually, you do not want to use ./ install for testing. Rather, you should create a toolchain as discussed in here.

For example, if the toolchain you created is called foo, you would then invoke it with rustc +foo ... (where ... represents the rest of the arguments).