[Build-common-hackers] Bug#534868: Bug#534868: Bug#534868: use Makefile as stamp rather than config.status
dr at jones.dk
Mon Jun 29 08:49:35 UTC 2009
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On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 01:37:40PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 12:15:26PM +0300, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> 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.
>In that case, I think the best solution would be to generate a stamp in
>CDBS. Then no matter what configure does, it will always work. How
>does that sound?
How about a configurable stamp, CDBS-specific by default, and by default
overridden in the automake.mk snippet to be config.status ?
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