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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Oct 18 11:24:02 UTC 2009

Hi Josselin,

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 12:23:07PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>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.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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

Do all versions of automake available in Debian support that option?


  - Jonas

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