[Build-common-hackers] Bug#551453: cdbs: Disable silent rules by default

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Sun Oct 18 10:23:07 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.61+nmu1
Severity: wishlist


automake 1.11 introduced the concept of “silent rules”. The output looks 
much nicer with them, however they are not suitable at all for building 
packages, especially on buildds. It sometimes makes a build error much 
harder to debug, simply because you can’t see the command lines that are 
actually executed.

The fix is very simple: pass --disable-silent-rules to configure in 
DEB_CONFIGURE_NORMAL_ARGS (in autotools-vars.mk).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.4.2      helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20090611.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.55    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.4      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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