[Build-common-hackers] Bug#534868: Bug#534868: use Makefile as stamp rather than config.status

Peter Eisentraut petere at debian.org
Sun Jun 28 09:15:26 UTC 2009

On Saturday 27 June 2009 21:51:24 Robert Millan wrote:
> The stamp file used for configure target is config.status, which is always
> present with configure scripts generated by autoconf.  However, not all
> configure scripts are generated by autoconf.
> A number of projects ship a script with similar semantics that will
> generate Makefile but not config.status (qemu and mplayer are two notable
> examples).
> I recommend that Makefile is used as stamp file instead.  This prevents
> redundant configure runs on such packages.

But not all configure scripts generate a Makefile either.

A valid solution may be to provide a variable that allows specifying the stamp 
file.  But the default has to stay config.status.

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